Adzuki beans have been an important, indispensable food in annual festivals and rites of passage since olden times. This is the first museum in Japan to specialize in the adzuki bean. Its aim is to transmit its cultural heritage to later generations, inquire into and transmit “adzuki culture”, and act as the nucleus for creative activities relating to adzuki.The exhibits examine this one small red bean from the botanical, agricultural and folklore perspectives, in a space that centers around a 10-times life-size model.You can easily spend more than half a day here, searching for the adzuki bean’s origins through the media of dioramas and films.
|Address||〒1 of 670-8654 Ko-611, Abo, Himeji-shi|
|Business hours||10:00-17:00 (as for the admission until 16:00)|
|.||The public (more than high school student): 1,200 yen
Primary and secondary student: 600 yen
Annual passport (effective for person one year): 2,500 yen
|Regular holiday||Temporary closing such as Tuesday, New Year holidays and facilities check|
|Parking lot||60 (visit by reserved bus needs advance reservations)|