Opposite Ogi-machi, on the banks of the Sho-gawa, this open-air museum has 25 traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses. The houses were transplanted from four villages that fell prey to the Miboro Dam, built upriver in 1972. Over the years a colony of artisans has established itself in the village. You can watch them creating folk crafts like weaving, pottery, woodwork, and hand-dyeing in a few of the preserved houses. Many of the products are for sale. Each house charges
a small admission fee.
Ogi-machi, Shirakawa mura, Ono-gun, Ogi-machi, 501-5627, Japan