Sado Island’s Ogi Folk Museum
The renowned, late Tsuneichi Miyamoto, an ethnologist remembered in connection with Sado, was the driving force of the foundation of this museum.
Here is the first fully-restored sengokubune in Japan. You may board the ship and look around.
The museum is packed with exhibits like a repository.
The foundation of Sado Island's Ogi Folk Museum was proposed by late Tsuneichi Miyamoto, an ethnologist remembered in connection with Sado. The museum is housed in an old wooden schoolhouse (the former Shukunegi Elementary School), which was built in 1920. A magnificent collection of over 30,000 items, including tools and equipment of fishery in South Sado and shipbuilders, are exhibited. Objects closely related to the everyday life of the common people can also be seen. In the adjoining exhibition hall, a fully-restored Sengokubune (large woodenfreight ship) “Hakusanmaru” is on display. The ship was restored based on the design drawings of the ship "Koeimaru", which was built in 1858 in Shukunegi.
|Address||270-2 Shukunegi, Sado, Niigata|
|Contact||TEL 0259-86-2604 FAX 0259-86-2301|
|Access||Approx. 10 minutes by car from Ogi Port|
|Nearest bus stop||Immediately from Ogi Minzoku Hakubutsukan bus stop on the Shukunegi Line|
|Closed||Open 365 days a year|
|Prices||Adult 500JPY / Child 200JPY|
|Facilities||Souvenir shop, etc.|
|Assistance in Foreign Languages||No|