Osako Exchange Activation Center Hayachine and Kenji Exhibition Hall (Cat Office)

Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

The Hanamaki City Osako Exchange Activation Center, which opened in October 2007, consists of two buildings: the main building and the exhibition hall. The main building is a facility that can be used for social gatherings, club activities, a multipurpose hall, and events. The exhibition hall is a restored version of the former Hienuki District Office, and is said to be the model for Kenji Miyazawa's fairy tale ``The Cat's Office.'' The museum exhibits works related to Hayachine and Kenji, a reproduction of the room at the old Ishikawa Inn where Kenji regularly stayed, and molybdenum ore from Nekoyama, which is said to be the setting for Kaze no Matata Saburo.

3-161 Osako, Osako-cho, Hanamaki-shi 028-3203
Business Hours
9:00-21:30 (main building)
9:00-16:30 (Exhibition Hall)
Hanamaki City Osako Exchange Activation Center
Phone number 0198-48-3231
FAX number 0198-48-4882

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