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“Wonderfully amazed!”

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum
Ranked #212 of 1,309 things to do in Osaka
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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 floor. The 4th floor is where the classes are held and various displays. There is also a TV showing Japanese and English documentary on the museum.

My mother didn't really care much about the paintings and just whizz through the 2nd & 3rd floor. But when she watched the documentary, she realised how amazing this method of painting was & went through the gallery AGAIN to really appreciate the art.

So my advice would be to straight go to the 4th floor and take your time to watch the documentary. Once you know how it was made, you will really enjoy the gallery and their amazing colours & precision.

Have fun!
Clarice

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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. The beginner class is only 500 Yen and it is well worth having a go if you are interested in art or paper craft. Bookings are required for the classes.

3  Thank Andyrock81
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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 is amazing how the wooden blocks are separate but are able to fill in even the smallest spaces with correct ink colors. The craft takes place on the top floor in a room with tatami mats and a kotatsu style table. An enjoyable experience which helped me to appreciate the intricate details and process of making a Japanese print. To do the experience, you have to e-mail at least 3 days in advance a day and time. I also translated the message to Japanese using Google translate just in case. E-mail details are on the website.

6  Thank haska7
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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
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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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