Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum - Discover the essence of the world-famous art form, ukiyoe, through a private viewing and a woodblock printing experience.
Location1-6-4 Namba Chuo-ku, osaka-shi Osaka
Number of2～10 people
Why not try printing your own version of the ukiyoe that Van Gogh loved so much?Dotonbori, the location of the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum and historical home to rows of playhouses, has prospered as a center of Kansai entertainment and culture. A great number of ukiyoe paintings focus on actors, which is one of the reasons why the ukiyoe museum is located in Dotonbori.The museum's unique interior is decorated with modern, tasteful renditions of Kabuki motifs. It's in that environment that Kamigata ukiyoe paintings depicting popular actors and the tools used to produce ukiyoe are displayed. Climb up to the fourth floor and you'll find desks with colorful painting supplies and tools.Here, you can experience the process of making colorful ukiyoe woodblock prints yourself. Paint the delicately-carved woodblocks with the colors available, and after carefully lining up some Japanese washi paper and pressing gently with the baren hand tool, your colorful ukiyoe print will come to life one vivid shade at a time. What's more, you're free to bring your creation home with you. Use your own two hands to create the art that was the source of the Japonism movement that swept 19th century Europe. Drop by for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.