Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai,Tokyo
Reproduces the streets of Fukagawa Saga-cho in the Edo Period so visitors can see the scene and lifestyle of that period.
Fukagawa Edo Museum is a Koto Ward community culture center with an exhibition room that displays a reproduction of the city streets of Fukagawa Saga-cho in the late Edo era; a small theater that holds plays and lectures such as rakugo (form of Japanese verbal entertainment) and different forms of traditional Japanese music; and a recreation hall that can be used by community groups and circles. The exhibition room is not only a reproduction of the buildings and townscape, but includes household items to recreate the life and scene of the time. The flowers and plants, lighting and sound are changed according to the season, and exhibitions on annul events are held throughout the year. The small theater has the atmosphere of an Edo playhouse and is used for rakugo and other forms of entertainment. There is a variety of other events held throughout the year such as reenactments of annual events using the reproduced town of Edo and special exhibitions. It is located a 3-minute walk away from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.