Okayama Prefecture is famous in Japan as being the birthplace of one of their national heroes: "momotaro", or the Peach boy. This hero was sent to earth by the gods to defend his loving parents and save his village from evil demons. Since inception he has been seen on war propaganda, has a high-end jeans brand named after him and a popular bean dessert. But I have to say the best contribution to the Momotaro cult has to be this museum in Kurashiki. Part fun house, part museum and part souvenir shop, there is nothing quite like it. Don't miss the house of horrors on the top floor… the owner did a great job creating edo-period “misemono”, or freak shows!
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