1. Sado Hangamura Museum
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres

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.

Facility Basic Information

38-2 Aikawa Komeyamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1533
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Available  (Free WiFi)
General Accessibility
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hangamura (Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
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  Please contact us by phone.
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)

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