Sightseeing places information

Sightseeing places information
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Hongawa Shin-Kyodokan Museum

Many valuable resources that explain the medieval mountain culture of Ino-chō City

The museum collects and exhibits many valuable resources that inform about the medieval mountain culture of Ino-chō City. Resources include folklore documents on the history of mountain village living, on the origins of Himuro Matsuri festival that continues to this day, and on the history of forestry. Also included are kagura masks and ancient texts of Hongawa Kagura, a theatrical Shintō dance that has been passed down since the Muromachi period and was designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 1980, as well as a waniguchi (iron gong hung at Shintō shrines) from the Muromachi period that is important in understanding how Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage came into being. You also don’t want to miss the armor, chokutō sword, and tsuba (sword handguard) from the Muromachi period.

Basic information

131-19 Nagasawa, Ino-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi
A 50-minute drive from Iyo Saijo IC
Telephone number
088-869-2331 (Ino-chō Board of Education, Hongawa office)
Sundays and holidays
Official website

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