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Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

1-6-4 Namba, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-0303
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A hands-on art immersion

During the 2 hours I was there for all 3 courses of wood block printing, I enjoyed myself. Though... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Sarah O
Singapore, null, Singapore
via mobile
Woodblock prints

This art was quite new for me. Before I myself had a possibility to try printing I did not... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Tampere, Finland
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This museum showcases Osakan woodblocks from the Edo period, distinct from those in Tokyo due to their realistic expression of their subjects. Many feature famous Kabuki actors of the period.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good42%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1-6-4 Namba, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-0303
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

During the 2 hours I was there for all 3 courses of wood block printing, I enjoyed myself. Though the person teaching me was unable to speak English, she could demonstrate to me what I needed to do. I made mistakes with my workpieces but...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This art was quite new for me. Before I myself had a possibility to try printing I did not understand how the prints were made. After own experience I understood how demanding this kind of art can be.

1  Thank Tuula27
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've been fascinated with the process of woodblock prints. When I read that this museum offered woodblock print classes, I immediately emailed to make reservations. The museum responded quickly and even changed dates when we shifted our itinerary. The class turned out to be such...More

1  Thank weiwei_sg
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Included in Osaka pass. It is a very small museum and Japanese art connaisseurs might feel a bit frustrated as the collections have nothing exceptional but I liked the spirit of the place. They offer classes if you book in advance (there is an interesting...More

1  Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The Kamigata Ukiyo-e Museum is free to enter for Osaka Amazing Pass holders. Unfortunately, I was not able to appreciate the art, as amazing as they are; and it had little to offer for me. The museum also offers classes to experience printing classes to...More

Thank Hailey T
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This museum was at the bottom of my list due to the negative reviews here. But since I had free time, went to the museum to make use of the 'Osaka Amazing Pass'. There are four floors. Taking photographs are prohibited on 2nd & 3rd...More

2  Thank clarice_kn
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This museum is free to visit for anyone who has purchased the "Amazing Osaka" pass, but aside from the exhibits on display, they offer classes to experience making your own prints using ink and wooden printing blocks. There are classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced....More

3  Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 14 May 2015

The museum is very near to Shinibashi shopping district. A small building with 3 floors containing Japanese prints. Visiting the museum itself doesn't take long. However, if you plan your visit ahead of time, the museum will guide you through producing your own print. It...More

5  Thank haska7
Reviewed 4 December 2014

a must see! great ukiyo-e to be seen in a very old building. just a warning: no lift and there are 3 floors by staircases

4  Thank Kanazawa-girl
Reviewed 14 July 2014

With Osaka two-day pass, you can enter the museum for free. Not bad to look at those traditional Japanese painting.

2  Thank Tom C
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