OTTOBOKE MUSEUM

"Just because we live in a new society, does not mean a wish for a happy life that comes in a form of an old mask is unneeded."

It began in the year 1956. Mr. Miyata, a mask crafts-man was researching the culture & beliefs that revolved around "Dōsojin(道祖神)" One day while fixing a roof he fell & saw a vision, which became the motif of the "Dōjin Mask (道神面)" His successor, Mr. Aizawa opened the museum & carries on the traditional skills. 

The masks have a deeper meaning that go past decorations & each one is a form of a wish for a happy life. By looking at these masks you might feel a fun, tingling, or happy feeling that you can bring with you through the rest of your day. These days, a need for a mask in our daily lives might not be essential, but without something like art or a mask makes life pretty dull. 

OPEN 11:00-17:00

TEL 0263-33-3348

ADDRESS

〒390-0221 長野県松本市里山辺3347−2

Entry fee

Adults 200yen

HIGH SCHOOL / UNI STUDENTS 100yen

JUNIOR HIGH & UNDER free

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