The Museum of Life in the Showa Era preserves and showcases a house and its furnishing used from 1951 through 1996, and introduces the lifestyle of ordinary people of that period.
The special exhibition “The Home of Suzu of the film In This Corner of the World” was inspired by the fact that the museum was used as reference for creating the houses featured in the animation. During the period of the exhibition, the museum recreates the lifestyle and atmosphere of the Urano residence, the home of the protagonist Suzu, and of the Hojo residence, where she lived after getting married.
Dishes and utensils featured in the film are reproduced in the living room and the kitchen, while the tatami-mat parlor showcases a sewing set and household items used during World War II, as well as costumes of the characters in the film.
Animation reproductions and character references are also displayed at the exhibition space on the second floor.