About Sado Hangamura Art Museum
The late Shinichi Takahashi (1917-1986), a high school teacher and a woodblock print artist, took it upon himself to teach printmaking to local people of many places on Sado through lecture classes.
The idea that the island could become known as “The Woodcut Printing Island” started from the Shizuyama area, a hill village in the center of the island, where Mr.Takahashi taught a class.
From there many woodcut print groups were created and the Sado Woodcut Village Association was born.
Then Sado Hangamura Art Museum opened in 1984.
The museum is located inside the old Aikawa Court House which was used during the Meiji era.
These amateur artists carve the things that are familiar to them, such as their belongings or the tools they use in daily life. After Mr Tahkahashi passed away, the artists have continued their work even today to contribute to better relations between people and to help develop the island.
Each member exhibits one work in the museum. Private and dual exhibitions are also held for a month at a time.
About our building
This building was built in 1888 (in the 21st year of the Meiji Era) and was used as a court house. In 1984, it was designated as a Registered Cultural Property by Sado City. We borrowed the building from the old town of Aikawa and reopened it as Sado Hangamura Art Museum.
|Address||〒952-1533 38-2, Aikawa Komeyamachi, Sado, Niigata, 952-1533, JAPAN（Google Map）|
|Holidays||Closed on Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed on the following Tuesday.)
and December 26th through March 14th.
|Museum hours||9:00a.m –5:00p.m|
|Ticket||Adults ￥400 / Elementary school, Junior High & High School Students ￥200|
|Workshop||￥1,500 (Reservations required)|
A general incorporated association Sado Hangamura
|Current Number of Members||98|
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About Signature Logo
Our signature logo ONI-DAIKO (demon with drum) was created by Shinichi Takahashi.
The ONI-DAIKO dance is based on local classic festivals and is performed for rich harvests, and to avoid bad luck.
By Car : 50min from Ryoutsu Port
By Bus : Take the Nanaura Coast Line Bus from the Aikawa bus station . Get off at “Sado Hangamura”