The first three kanji are 野田市 Nodashi or Noda city. 野 is field, 田 rice field, and 市 shi means city, town, municipality.
A nice origami I noticed at the entrance.
This is a koto, a Japanese musical instrument with 13 strings. It has an interesting kanji: 箏.
Impossible to take a proper photo through the glass, though such a valuable and beautiful painting depicting the process of making the soy sauce. Although it was first made in Wakayama-ken, nowadays Noda and Choshi are famous places in Japan for producing soy sauce. In Noda there is also Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum.
Buddha is represented on a lotus with 1000 petals. In India, even the uppermost chakra, called Sahasrara, is described with 1000 petals, referred to as thousand-petaled lotus. Sometimes Buddha is represented with 1000 arms. Japanese people call "very many things" as one thousand. It is a smaller figure though, I think. Like, 1000 statues in Sanjuusangen-dou temple in Kyoto, 1000 jizo statues. Maybe it is less than 1000 actually.
Old shouyu ads:
I think this wooden board is an old tool for washing clothes. I have seen something similar in a film.
In 1661, two families in Noda started to make shouyu and miso.
I like museums very much. I hope you enjoyed this short visit, too. Noda is a beautiful place, and a special friend helped me to discover it.