Temma’s History and Town Development

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

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This exhibition traces the history of Osaka’s Temma district. Once the site of a riverside market, Temma flourished under the influence of merchants in the Edo era and became a popular amusement site with rakugo and puppet theatre performances. To this day it remains the home of Temmangu Shrine’s magnificent annual Tenjin Matsuri. This exhibition recreates the festival’s atmosphere with festival dolls and boat-shaped floats (designated as Cultural Assets by the Osaka government). Visitors can also appreciate paintings of famous Temma locations, traditional crafts by local artisans, and other historical documents owned by veteran businesses. Also introduced is Temma District Hope Zone, a joint project between the Osaka government and local residents aimed at building an appealing community.

[Related Event]
Temma Walking Tour 1 “Temma— A Dramatic Stage”
Date: Mar. 19 (Wed) 10:00–15:00
Meeting place: Osaka NHK Building 1F Atrium
Participants: 30 (High school students and older)
Participants are responsible for their own transportation, insurance, museum admission, and lunch fees.
Please see the official website for details, reservations, and information on more related events.



from March 08, 2014 at 10:00 to April 06, 2014 at 17:00
Closed on Mar. 11 (Tues), Mar. 17 (Mon), Mar. 18 (Tues), Mar. 19 (Wed), Mar. 25 (Tues), and Apr. 1 (Tues).



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