Saturday, 1 October 2011

Return to Sado part 6

After a short climb we came around the bend to find a small open plain where people were harvesting rice and just after that we saw a sign for the Ogi folk museum. This was on our to do list of Sado as we had both seen stories about this fantastic museum and the full size replica of one of the early trading ships is located in the main building which is devoted to Sado's early maritime history. The main exhibit is the full size replica of an early wooden sailing ship which was constructed by local boat builders. You can climb a staircase to get inside the ship and it really is an amazing sight, That part of the museum also houses some smaller exhibits such as model ships and smaller row boats plus a fantastic array of early boat builders tools. Off to the side of the maritime museum is a wooden schoolhouse which was built in 1920 and now the school rooms contain various exhibits of folk craft from Sado. Sadly to say we were fast running out of time and didn't really a have good look at the school house exhibits ( maybe next time ) as we wanted to check out the historic village of Sukunegi that was located just down the road.

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