Sado Hangamura Museum

"Engrave Sado in Woodblocks" (the motto of Hangamura, a woodblock-print village)

Sado Hangamura Museum exhibits a collection of woodblock prints, which are the crowning achievements of the woodblock engraving movement led by late Shinichi Takahashi, a woodblock-print artist and high school teacher. Approximately 300 pieces, centering around Mr. Takahashi's posthumous works and works by amateur artists living in Sado, are on permanent display. You will encounter a variety of print art, including woodblock, copperplate and silk screen prints. The museum also hosts monthly exhibitions and woodblock print workshops (for a fee). The museum building is housed in the former Aikawa Summary Court, the architecture of which contains traces of the Meiji Period.

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38-2 Aikawa Komeyamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1533
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Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
9:00 - 17:00
December - February(March - November: Open 7 days a week )
Adult: 400JPY / Child: 200JPY
Required (Reservations required for woodblock print workshops one week in advance.)
Facilities and Service
Seminar room, training room, gift shop, woodblock print workshop (for a fee), etc.
Not Available
Disabled Access
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hangamura(Honsen (Main Line)、Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop