Time Warp Museum
Established in the year of Bunka (1804), we are proud of our shop front and a warehouse in the courtyard behind the shop which was designated as a cultural asset by the Prefectural government.
In one corner of the shop is a space for the exhibition of old tools and kimonos.
During the seasons of the Girls' and Boys' Festivals, a set of old dolls are displayed in that corner.
Standing in the courtyard, you might drift off into another world. Our shop has been used as the background of many films and TV dramas.
You can feel such a fantastic and nostalgic mood inside the shop.
|The Contents of exhibition||a warehouse, courtyard, space for exhibition|
|address||505, Sawara-I, Katori City|
|shop holiday||no regular holiday|
Flavored Antique Museum
|The Contents of exhibition||antique|
|address||508, Sawara-I,Katori City|
|shop holiday||Sundays, national holidays|
The charcoal-table, long tobacco pipes and big dishes were found in the depth of our warehouse built 250 or 260 years ago. A pitcher with a faucet (it is an interesting item but we cannot find how and what this pitcher was used for). Enjoy taking a look at these strange but interesting items.
Colors of Flowers
|The Contents of exhibition||the four seasons at our shop|
|address||517-7, Sawara-I, Katori City|
Three generations have worked at this flower shop since my grandmother started her business, pulling a hand cart loaded with flowers.
Dealing in flowers, we can perceive the arrival of each season faster than anyone else can.
We intend to make every possible effort to develop our business in which the perception of the four seasons is greatly valued.
You can choose any kind of flowers out of our best selections for you, beside the ones distributed at the flower markets. You can buy the vegetable flowers my mother raises on her farm, some of which may be diffrcult for you to find in the urban areas.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Can be found Good Old Flavor
|The Contents of exhibition||literature and amusement of Taisho Period|
|address||1901, Sawara-I, Katori City|
In the Taisho Period, the shop owner, who lived here, invited a school teacher to teach his son (15 years old at the time) some school subjects in the evening. The time schedule, textbooks and toys used by the child are displayed on the shelves.
Although Sawara was a town forcusing on commerce, there were still quite a few great scholors and school teachers. Even though Sawara was a rural town, the culture was surprisingly deep.
museum of handmade earpicks
|The Contents of exhibition||handmade earpicks|
|address||504, Sawara-I, Katori City|
|shop holiday||not regular|
You can see the hand works of earpicks. And you can order custom-make earpicks for your own.
|The Contents of exhibition||fixture, antique of Edo Period|
|address||1721-12, Sawara-I, Katori City|
|shop holiday||not regular|
Many items is displayed in the room, such as the sliding doors of maple wood along one side of the room where Mito Komon (the second lord of Mito domain) spent a night, the openwork screens of zelkova set above the partitions between rooms, the iron covers of the thick nails, the concave round finger-catches of the papered sliding doors (elaborately carved), the Tang-styled tobacco tray made during the years of Tenpo (1830-), and Japan wares, porcelain, vases, hilts of the swords dating back to Edo Period.
Enjoy appreciating these items over a cup of tea.
Nostalgic cut-out works Museum
|The Contents of exhibition||cut-out work plotting views of Sawara|
|address||606, Sawara-I, Katori City|
Our shop front may look like a traditional clothing shop. However, once you walk in through its door, you may be surprised to see the fantastic ki-ri-es (paper cut-out pictures) displayed on the walls.
Those ki-ri-es which depict the things in Sawara, such as the old townscape, festival floats, and iris flowers have had a great response from the visitors to our shop. Many of the ki-ri-es by Mr. Noguchi have been printed on wrapping paper and used as the illustrations in various booklets and magazines.
|The Contents of exhibition||The traditional Japanese inn|
|address||498, Sawara-I, Katori City|
The traditional Japanese inn.
The Flavor of the late Edo Period
|The Contents of exhibition||long chest, cash box etc.|
|address||3398, Sawara-I, Katori City|
|shop holiday||not regular|
It is traditionally believed that our grandmother, who was born in a samurai family, brought this long chest with her when she married and moved into her husband's home in the late Edo Period. It may have been filled with futon sets and other beddings for her.
The cash box has an opening for inserting coins on its upper surface. You can make out the inscription of the era name of 'Ansei(1854-)' on the back of the box.
The special safe for storing important documents has a pair of cords so you can carry the safe out on your back in case of flfe. It was also made during the years of 'Ansei'.
Bonsai Stone with the Utmost Care
|The Contents of exhibition||bonsai stone and bonsai|
|address||3401, Sawara-I, Katori City|
Sui-Sekis(Water-Stones or Bonsai Stone)need sprinkling water on them every day in order to cultivate their origina luster and color.This process is called“Stone Culture.”You can see a lot of selected Sui-Sekis:stones called Seta-gawa, Kamo'gawa, Saji'gawa，Kamui-kotan，Kamanashi-gawa，Kotaro，Kuji-gawa，Hakkai-san,Yohei.
We also show a lot of painstakingly cultivated bonsais of miniature pine trees and other miscellaneous trees.
〒287-8501 千葉県香取市佐原ロ2127番地 (市役所3階）