Japan, Travel

Matsue History Museum

The last couple of times that we were in Matsue, we had one eye on an interesting construction project very close to the amazing castle in the centre of town. This time around, the building was complete so we were able to visit and explore the Matsue History Museum and learn more about the origins of the town.

It was Golden Week in Japan while we were in Shimane and so most people were off work celebrating various holidays, one of which being Kodomo-no-hi on the 5th May. The tradition on Children’s Day is to fly fish kites above your house, each kite representing a member of the family. Not only did the history museum have these koinobori flying, but they had live music and green tea in the gardens, served by some very elegant ladies wearing kimono.

Inside a skilled sweet-maker was giving demonstrations of his intricate work and selling fish-shaped sweets among many other amazing creations. Wherever we are in Shimane, we come across fantastic crafts and skilled hands in abundance…

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