A Museum that Connects Memories
This small museum that opened in 2014 was established through renovating an old warehouse built around 130 years ago. Located in the inland area of Fukushima Prefecture, the building has been known to the local community due to the characteristic structure of its beam that comprises a single tree measuring a length of 33 meters. Despite decisions to transform the building into a museum, the warehouse was partially destroyed as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in the midst of its planning. Nevertheless, plans were later resumed in anticipation of the museum becoming a driving symbol for reconstruction as well as a place where people could gather. Local artisans involved in regenerating old houses in Fukushima had implemented reconstruction under the design of Yoshiji Takehara.