Sado Mingeikan (folk crafts centre)

Numerous fine articles introduced through the culture of Sado

Sado Mingeikan is housed in a merchant house of the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). The exhibition includes items that showcase craftsmen's skills and techniques, such as sea chests, Japanese-style chests, Japanese-style furniture, Sado's crossguards, and Mumyoiyaki pottery, along with precious objects including armour, gramophones, wall clocks, Sado-produced stones, etc. In addition, also showcased are early stages of Imari wares, pottery of Shigaraki, Bizen, Tanba, Echizen, Seto and Tokoname, all of which were delivered via kitamaebune merchant ships, and ceramics of China and Korea. Some of them are available for sale.

  • Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
286 Manoshinmachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0318
Telephone Number
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
8:30 - 19:00
Open 7 days a week
Not required (Reservation is required for groups of more than 10 persons.)
Facilities and Service
Shop, etc.
Not Available
General Accessibility
Not Available
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Manoshinmachi(Minamisen (South Line)、Kanamarusen Line、Akadomarisen Line、Ogi Line) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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