Tuara Branch School was used for the “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes)” set. The one-story roofed school building was constructed in August 1902 as Taura Ordinary Primary School, and including two classes and a teacher’s residence. From 1910, the school building was used as Taura Branch School of Naeba Elementary School for three classes. However, in March 1971, the school was closed. The school is described in the novel “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes)” and was chosen as the backdrop the movie version produced by Shochiku in 1954 (Director: Kinoshita Keisuke/Leading actress: Takamine Hideko). This movie quickly made this school famous, and soon school teachers and tourists began visiting from all over Japan. The school became a symbol of the origin of education. Inside the classrooms, the desks, organ, children's art work, etc. remain as they were. Sit in a chair and close your eyes. Feel the good old days.
● Point of Contact TEL・FAX 0879-82-5711
● Admission Hours AM9:00～PM5:00
(However 8:30AM - 5:00PM in November)
● Holiday: None
(Junior high school student or older)
|Elementary school student|
|Adult||220 yen||110 yen|
|Group (20 people or more)||200 yen||100 yen|
|830 yen||390 yen|
|Group ticket set||750 yen||350 yen|
|Adult (Junior high school student or older)||110 yen|
|Elementary school student||60 yen|
Journey back to the origin of Sakae's book, Nijushi no Hitomi.
Sakae's literature, from A to Z, is here.
TSUBOI SAKAE memorial museum is comprised of three buildings with copper roofs. The irori fireplace, drawing and other rooms from Sakae's residence located in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, were reproduced, displaying the furniture and personal belongings she often used, as well as the original manuscripts of her novel “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes),” large square poetry cards, letter box, glasses and books in separate sections.
● Point of Contact TEL 0879-82-5624
● Admission Hours AM9：00～PM5：00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (However, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM in November)
● Holiday: None
● Includes the admission fee to Nijushinohitomi Eigamura (Movie Village of Twenty-Four Eyes).
Art Work 54 M in Total Length! has a dominating presence. Famous scenes of the movie stars appearing on the silver screens during the golden age of Japanese cinema are revived.
Japanese Cinema Golden Age Gallery 1950
The 1950s, often called the golden age of Japanese cinema, are vividly revived in Shodo Island with images and photos.
The movie “Yokame no Semi (Cicada on the Eight Day) Shodo Island Exhibition”
Costumes used in the movie, which won in 10 categories at the 35th Japan Academy Awards, are displayed along with the director’s script and storyboards, etc.
Café Cinema Club
Enjoy a school lunch set of the Showa period or a cup of coffee at this club in the retro atmosphere surrounded by traditional folk craft of Shodo Island.
Lunch reminiscent of the good old days
The branch school at the cape is located amidst beautiful nature of the Seto Inland Sea.
One cannot forget that old-fashioned yet heartwarming taste of lunch
eaten with classmates in the Showa period, the same period as the movie “Nijushin no Hitomi.”
*25-seat restaurant: Customers ordering the “Teacher’s Lunch” in the village, are provided free hot miso soup.
*Reservations taken for 10 orders or more.
The only movie theater in the village.
With one showing today too.
The only movie theater in this village shows “Nijushi no Hitomi” also today. During tourist season, the 40-seat theater is packed.
● Show time: 9:00-17:00
The above times may be changed without notice.
● Admission fee: Included in the admission fee for Nijushinohitomi Eigamura
Scheduled to open on April 21, 2016.
The Book Café will open soon, and original manuscripts, furniture and other belongings of Takamine Hideo, a great actress and a writer are on display. In addition, a collection of playbooks from the theatrical company GEKIDAN☆SHINKANSEN, and a variety of books related to the cinema and the Seto Inland Sea along with an audiovisual section for Drama×Cinema DVDs.
Exclusive products of Nijushi no Hitomi, and specialties of Shodo Island.
Pick up a few souvenirs from Shodo Island,
with memories of your trip to a nostalgic village!
Stores are lining the street offer exclusive products of Nijushi no Hitomi and specialty products of Shodo Island.
Be sure to visit in search of gifts and souvenirs available nowhere else!
Keep a few memories of your enjoyable trip.
How about a stroll around the village in a kimono with a traditional Kasuri pattern, and enjoying nostalgia?
One kimono, 500 yen
Available at Nijushinohitomi Eigamura!!