Kaitaku no Mura is a historical village in Hokkaido. It had buildings from all over Japan from the Meiji and Taisho eras.
There were really cute horses that pulled a cart through the town. The lady in charge of the horses told me that they were traditional Japanese horses used by samurai.
We also got to see an old printing press. We both got to press a postcard. Here is Teddy pressing his.
Teddy holding his freshly pressed postcard!
We also got to see an old sake brewery (a non-functional one, of course).
This was an old farmer family’s house.
Another shot of the cute horse!!
Inside the doctor’s office, there were really pretty sliding doors.
One of the restaurants had these lanterns inside the entry way.
This was a kitchen inside one of the houses.
Inside the Japanese sweets shop, there were many molds.
Near the one home, there was a large lake.
These were models of the settlers’ homes, which probably would have sucked since Hokkaido is as cold as Pittsburgh and gets way more snow.
There was also a mill.
Many of these old homes had these weird straw sandals hanging by the fireplaces.
There was also a martial arts hall. They had kendo models there, like this one.
Well, that is all for now! The next post will be about Otaru!