Kaitaku no Mura

Kaitaku no Mura is a historical village in Hokkaido. It had buildings from all over Japan from the Meiji and Taisho eras.

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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.

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We also got to see an old printing press. We both got to press a postcard. Here is Teddy pressing his.

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Teddy holding his freshly pressed postcard!

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We also got to see an old sake brewery (a non-functional one, of course).

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This was an old farmer family’s house.

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Another shot of the cute horse!!

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Inside the doctor’s office, there were really pretty sliding doors.

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One of the restaurants had these lanterns inside the entry way.

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This was a kitchen inside one of the houses.

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Inside the Japanese sweets shop, there were many molds.

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Near the one home, there was a large lake.

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These were models of the settlers’ homes, which probably would have sucked since Hokkaido is as cold as Pittsburgh and gets way more snow.

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There was also a mill.

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Many of these old homes had these weird straw sandals hanging by the fireplaces.

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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!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barb Lange
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 18:25:50

    The horses are really cute, and small. Love these pictures. You and Teddy look awesome in your last face book post. Miss you both!


  2. Josie
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 12:00:27

    Great shots, Jen!


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