Soma City Historical Collection and Storehouse

Two small but interesting museums offer a close-up look at the history and traditions of Soma City, from the Jomon period (10,000–300BCE) to the present day. The Soma City Historical Collection houses and exhibits historical materials from the area, while the Soma City Township Storehouse preserves and exhibits local folklore materials. They are housed in buildings designed in the traditional style of this area.

The first facility shows about 250 items, including ancient scrolls, screens, and ceramic ware. Some feature images depicting the Soma Nomaoi (wild horse chase). It also includes some works from Sato Gengen (1888–1963), a well-known sculptor from the Soma area.

The Storehouse is stocked with some 500 items, mostly tools used in fishing and agriculture, as well as items used in the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk. It also has a number of other folk items and materials that were used in the daily lives of the people of Soma.


Soma City Historical Collection and Storehouse
  • Address
    51-1 Kitamachi, Nakamura, Soma, Fukushima Pref. 976-0042
  • Access
    (By Car) 5 min. by car from Soma Interchange on the Joban Expressway/Tohoku-chuo Expressway
    (By Train) 10 min. walk from Soma Station on the JR Joban Line
  • Website
  • Hours
    9:00am to 4:00pm; Closed on Monday (or next day in case of holiday) and New Years
  • Other Information
    Entrance Fee: Historical Collection: Adult ¥100; Child (high school and under) ¥50
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