The Kurashiki Museum of Folkcraft is located in a historical rice warehouse of the Bikan district. Many potteries, clothes and pieces of furniture are exposed at the museum, specialized in utilitarian objects. As such most of the pieces of the exhibit are of unknown origin as they were crafted by ordinary artisans for use in everyday life.
Kurashiki Bikan is a lovely historical district in the town of Kurashiki. The area is known for the historic canals that once served the important rice shipping business of the region. Many of the original storehouses of the Bikan area were preserved and now house trendy cafes, boutiques and restaurants. Nowadays the canals are used to carry tourists around in the traditional wooden boats and serve occasionally for wedding celebrations. The area also features the Ivy Square: the historical brick buildings that were part of the cotton mill are now hosting hotels restaurants, cafes and museums.