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 260 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
Telephone Number
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
9:00 - 17:00
Closed Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be closed on Tuesday instead.)
Closed from December to February
Adult: 400JPY / Child: 200JPY
Required (TELにてご相談ください)
Facilities and Service
Seminar room, training room, gift shop, woodblock print workshop (Approx. 2 hours. Woodblock: 1,800 JPY / Handcut rubber stamp: 2,000 JPY)
General Accessibility
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