Holiday Tangent: Delightful Maure Memorial Museum in the middle of nowhere, Hokkaido


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Hi Blog.  As a holiday tangent, I would like to pass along these brochures from the Maure Memorial Museum.  In the middle of East Boofoo, excuse me, Maruseppu, northeastern Hokkaido, is this hidden little gem of a place, a converted schoolhouse, with all sorts of lovely little artworks by handicapped people, as well as by other artists, that is definitely worth a look somehow, somewhere.  It also has a wonderful collection of butterflies, for some reason, and other bugs on pins (along with the occasional ammonite and other weird stuff) that will delight all ages.  Admission is free (there is a donation box you can ignore; I didn’t).  If you have any occasion, go out there and see.  Introduced me by James in Monbetsu just before it closed for winter.  Arudou Debito in Shizuoka

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