The predecessor of Erjie Rice Cultural Museum was the “Hedecanan Credit Union” founded during the Japanese Colonial period. It closed down in 1993. The community then launched a series of actions to save the old building. Finally, it was designated as a municipal historic site in 1998, and is now the only remaining rice barn from the Japanese Colonial period in Yilan.
The community believes that cultural preservation starts from daily life, and has launched a series of winter praying activities planned by and for the community residents; greater Erjie art Research has also been launched, converting traditional rural lifestyle into a model that can be experienced and learned by modern people, so that they understand more about the lives of rice farmers on Lanyang Plain.