During the Edo period, Kaga Hyakumangoku was known as the main historic cultural event in central Kanazawa at that time, and began spreading throughout the region. In Edomura, various houses from that era were gathered, relocated, and set as exhibits.
The museum was built to honor the achievements of Takehisa Yumeji, who was the representative painter and poet of the Taisho era. Through Yumeji's works and belongings, you can see a little of how he lived, and get a sense for how life was back then.
In order to preserve and utilize the valuable buildings from the Meiji and Taisho periods, the old family homes were renovated into studios and galleries. It is now a place of creation and exhibition that anyone can freely use and is becoming a new cultural hub of the satoyama – the rural areas between foothills and villages.
This facility is designed to allow people to gain a deeper understanding of agriculture and forestry by experiencing growing and processing of vegetables and forestry products.