HAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARKHAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARK

AREAS AND SIGHT

Mountain and Snow Area

Hakusan Folk Museum

Hakusanroku Minzoku Shiryoukan

Houses were moved from their original sites to the museum grounds, and have been conserved here. They were originally built in a natural environment at the foot of Mt. Hakusan, a leading heavy snowfall zone in Japan. Information and exhibitions about history, folk culture and religion are displayed here. Important tangible folk-cultural properties, dezukuri* houses and living implements are collected, and a house called the “old Kogura house” is designated an important cultural property. Five other houses which are designated by the prefecture and the city have been preserved here.

*Dezukuri house means a house in which farmers stayed at, near their cultivated fields during the agricultural season. During the agricultural off-season, people would go back their original houses.