This privately run art museum at the bottom of the Nojimazaki
Lighthouse in Shirahama is a treasure box full of artifacts from the
traditional fisherman’s life on the Boso Peninsula. Among them, the
museum is most known for their Maiwai jacket collection. They have over 100 of
these celebratory jackets, which used to be given by boat owners to crew
members at the end of the big catch year. Their dynamic design featuring
beautiful bright colors is really eye-catching.
Minnami no Sato started as a farmers community visitor center in Kamogawa City. Now it is run by MUJI, a popular fashion brand known for its “minimalist” philosophy. The renovated farmers’ market sells local farming produce such as vegetables and dairy products, but MUJI adds stylish shelves to make the merchandise look even more attractive. Together with a café, a library, and a MUJI shop in the annex, this is the place to taste the country atmosphere in a stylish MUJI way.
The current pandemic doesn’t allow you to get out and about. Disappointed? Just look around you! No matter where you are, if you live on this precious earth, you are blessed with countless beautiful things, and they are right at your doorstep. You don’t have to go anywhere special. Rice paddies with newly planted seedlings, tree branches with bright fresh green leaves, and dandelions on the side of the road. Take a deep breath, be patient, and appreciate what you have.