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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.

 

General Information


Address 〒952-1533 38-2, Aikawa Komeyamachi, Sado, Niigata, 952-1533, JAPAN(Google Map
TEL (0259)-74-3931
FAX (0259)-74-4559
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
Exhibition
  • Permanent Exhibition : About 150 Hangamura Artists’ Works (Some of the items on exhibtit may be changed at any time.)
  • Special Exhibition : Featured Hangamura Member Artists (changes monthly)
  • Special Permanent Exhibit Wall-Sized Print Work (352×667㎝)「Shimabito-no-yorokobi / Joy of the Islanders」
    (A collaborative works of inhabitants, to mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation. Made using fourteen separate wood blocks. Depicts life on Sado, its landmarks, history, culture and traditions.)
  • Shinichi Takahshi’s Works
  • Donated Works
  • Hanga Koushien : High School Students’ Contest Prize Winners’ Works
Workshop ¥1,500 (Reservations required)

 

A general incorporated association Sado Hangamura


Current Number of Members 98
Membership Fees
  • Artistic Member¥3,000(plus a one-time entrance fee of ¥1,000)
  • Support Member¥2,000 (good for one year starting from the application date)
Members’ Privileges
  • Membership Card
  • Original Hangamura Calendar
  • Free admission
  • Museum Newsletter
  • Exhibition Rights (Artistic Members only)
※ For those who would like to apply, please click here.

 

About Signature Logo


鬼太鼓(印なし)

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.

 

Accessibility


By Car : 50min from Ryoutsu Port
By Bus : Take the Nanaura Coast Line Bus from the Aikawa bus station . Get off at “Sado Hangamura”