Otaru Museum(Annex)

Display of canal building We introduce history and nature of Otaru

About canal building

Otaru Museum(Annex) introduces the history and natural environments of Otaru-shi by display of approximately 20,000 points of documents of this hotel possession.

Building uses "former Otaru Soko" built in 1893. While fun has atmosphere of expensive building of historic value, you can think of the history of Otaru that prospered as merchant town.

Canal building was opened as "Otaru-shi museum" until July, 2007, but was reborn to the opening of "Otaru Museum" as the annex. We have favorable reception about comfortable nature with Ayumi of Otaru-shi as facility which can learn more clearly.

You use "common admission ticket", and please observe.

The first exhibition room

Goods-carrying merchant ship

Model and sail (the real thing) of goods-carrying merchant ship

Ship chest

Ship chest

Ishikiri tool

Tool which cut and brought down soft stone used for wall of warehouse

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dainichihonshokugyobetsumeisaizukorenaishotarushi

Circular

Circular Nagai store

Circular

Circular Ueno store

Fishing implements of herring fishing

Fishing implements of herring fishing

Herring flourishing business screen

Herring flourishing business screen

Reconstruction merchant's family

Reconstruction merchant's family

Organ

Organ

Otamoi ryukyukaku

Display of Otamoi ryukyukaku

We know Ayumi of history - town of Otaru

Otaru is town which developed by herring fishery to begin in the latter half in the Edo era and harbor maintenance after the Meiji era after long history of Ainu culture. As economic city again Hokkaido's best as the entrance of Hokkaido over the Taisho era from the Meiji era; became known. And Otaru Canal was existence to symbolize the prosperity.

In the first exhibition room, we introduce Ayumi of Otaru from the times of Ainu to modern times from various angles. Old photograph and ancient map which recorded document about goods-carrying merchant ship which linked Honshu to Hokkaido, document about herring fishery, the change of town of Otaru are the main highlight.

In addition, in the exhibition room latter half, we restore cityscape of the Taisho era when Otaru was the most gorgeous. There is section touched to old telephone and organ.

The second exhibition room

1,000 kinds of insects of Otaru

1,000 kinds of insects of Otaru

Forest of diorama Otaru

Forest of diorama Otaru

Steller's sea lion whole body frame

Steller's sea lion whole body frame

North fox at rabbit

North fox at rabbit

aokanabun

aokanabun

Co-stag beetle

Co-stag beetle

We know natural - a variety of figures of Otaru

It is naturally comfortable town which Otaru that mountain touches the sea with is three-dimensional, and was full of changes. It may be said that construction of herring fishery, port where Otaru was a chance to develop is thing by benefit of nature of Otaru.

We introduce figure of nature of complicated, various Otaru mainly on display of the animals and plants inhabiting Otaru in the second exhibition room. From leader - brown bear of forest of Hokkaido to insect, we display the animals and plants more than 1,000 kinds in specimen and photograph, diorama.

Abundant natural history document

This museum concentrated power on specimen collection of animals and plants which inhabited area from the beginning of opening. We display part of the natural history document of this hotel possession, approximately 2,000 points in the second exhibition room.

Whole body frame of huge Steller's sea lion in the exhibition room center is valuable specimen indicating the richness of the sea of Otaru with thing of wild individual cast ashore in Zenibako Coast. In addition, collection of insect specimen which covered all representative kinds to inhabit Otaru must see it.

Living of people of Jomon period

Living of people of Jomon period

Remains of Oshoro earth-floored room exhumation thing

Remains of Oshoro earth-floored room exhumation thing

Have fire; experience-based corner

Have fire; experience-based corner

We know the ancient times of Otaru

In the second exhibition room latter half, we display excavation document of the remains of Oshoro earth-floored room in the western part of Otaru-shi (last part of Jomon period, approximately 3,500 years ago). We release valuable document on knowing life including tool for ignition and lacquer product at the time. In simulator, we can sense fire raising at the time bodily.

Landmark architecture former Otaru Soko

The appearance of canal building = former Otaru Soko

The appearance of canal building = former Otaru Soko

Otaru Soko opening ceremony

Otaru Soko opening ceremony

Shachihoko made of tile

Shachihoko made of tile

This hotel is opened using a part of "former Otaru Soko" built in 1893. Otaru Soko was used for business to keep grains or marine products in warehouse for business made by merchant Nishide grandchild Court Security Office, seitani*hachi of Kaga, and to receive.

In the building, it is in style peculiar to warehouse architecture of Otaru called "wooden frame stone construction" that set up soft stone around wooden outer wall. Roof is characteristic of big shachihoko being fished by rare tile-roofing in Hokkaido.

Store document and digital archive

Otaru Soko of the Meiji era

Otaru Soko of the Meiji era

Snow scene and the human power sled Taisho era

Snow scene and the human power sled Taisho era

Otamoi ryukyukaku*wasenzenki

Otamoi ryukyukaku*wasenzenki

In this hotel, we continue the history and culture of Otaru-shi, collection, preservation business of document about nature, and store document score rises than 100,000 points. Document which is always released is only the copy, but exhibition utilizes other than it at various opportunities.

Above all, collection of old photograph reaching 20,000 points is store document on behalf of this museum. These are data-processed digitally, of display, besides, is inflected in various scenes including production of publication and picture. We search with attached PC in hall and can read photograph which you cannot see by display. In addition, please use casually as service (pay) of printout goes.

Small plan exhibition and gallery talk

Small plan exhibition

Small plan exhibition

Gallery talk

Gallery talk

We always hold "small plan exhibition" in corner of exhibition room. We introduce store document which is not usually released or new document which we collected newly on various themes.

We hold "gallery talk" that curator comments on display document regularly. As you tell about schedule on this hotel homepages, please confirm.

In addition, sleeve notes for visits of group and school goes, too (reservation required). Please feel free to contact.

Demonstration of Takashima Echigo Bon festival dance

Demonstration of Takashima Echigo Bon festival dance

Year-end annual rice cake making

Year-end annual rice cake making

We play slowly in courtyard

We play slowly in courtyard

We mention culture of native district happily and learn

We hold event that can get close to traditional event and culture including rice cake making and viewing the moon in Doll's Festival and Children's Day every season. In addition, we can enjoy top and Kendama, play of traditional child including winter sled play in courtyard.

Floor map

Floor map
  • The visit time required is approximately one hour from 30 minutes.
  • There is restroom for wheelchair.

Access

Map

From Otaru Station to canal building

  • It is approximately 10 minutes on foot from Otaru Station to Otaru Canal direction.

From main building to canal building

  • It is taken route bus by "general museum". We get off in "Chuodori Street" and are approximately 7 minutes on foot in the Otaru Canal area.
  • Or walk "north canal promenade", approximately 20 minutes (1.5 kilometers).

Parking lot

  • It is to approximately 100 meters west from entrance.
  • 20 (free).
Parking lot

Admission charges

Admission charges

Contact information

〒047-0031 2-1-20, Ironai, Otaru-shi

Telephone 0134-22-1258

Fax 0134-22-2350

Email museum@city.otaru.lg.jp

 

 

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