I want to get my hands on Japanese art!

Ukiyoe is the Instagram of the Edo period. Lacquerware textures are cool too!


  • Osaka Ukiyoe Museum
  • Nakao Bookstore
  • Masuda Lacquerware Store

STORE / Osaka Ukiyoe Museum

The Only Permanent Exhibit of Ukiyoe Masterpieces in the World

  • World-famous Ukiyoe prints

  • Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, and da Vinci's Mona Lisa. There is a world-famous painting in Japan that is on par with these works. It is Hokusai Katsushika's Kanagawa Okinamiura. Fuji in the background of the dynamic high waves... The precise and highly finished composition is truly a miracle.

  • You can view Kanagawa Okinamiura at any time.

  • The world-famous "Kanagawa Okinonamiura" (early prints) can be viewed at the Osaka Ukiyoe Museum. The museum's attraction is that you can either savor the details up close and personal or step back and view the frame as a whole. Your senses and curiosity will be stimulated by discoveries and excitement beyond what you can see in the images.

  • Ukiyoe on Various Items

  • There is a sales corner where visitors can purchase Japanese traditional art "Ukiyoe" in the form of Japanese items such as tenugui hand towels and furoshiki wrapping cloths, as well as T-shirts, tumblers, and three-dimensional kirie-zaiku (paper cutout work) (free admission). In addition, visitors can purchase authentic Ukiyoe prints from the collections of some of the world's most famous art galleries. This is an art museum where you can both "see" and "buy" Ukiyoe.


Osaka Ukiyoe Museum

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STORE / Nakao Bookstore

The World of Classics and Old Goods

  • Japanese Ancient Document Culture

  • Like many countries, Japan has specialty stores that deal in antique books. Nakao Shoten, established in 1967, specializes in the sale of classic Japanese books from the Edo period. The owner says, "Our job is to pass on to future generations the good books left behind by previous generations."

  • Attracting the Attention of Overseas Travelers

  • Vintage postcards are the focus of attention. Postcards of sightseeing spots in Kansai, Tokyo, Chubu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and other regions of Japan are on display. All of them are vintage postcards with a hint of the past. There are also woodblock-printed postcards that beautifully depict maiko and kamigatae (ukiyoe in Kansai) postcards.

  • Feel the Touch of History

  • In addition, card toys called "menko," which were played with by children in the 18th century in Japan, are also available with cute designs. At Nakao Shoten you will encounter the culture of regular people from the "good old days". Of course, the shop also sells ukiyoe, one of Japan's representative art forms. Please enjoy the experience of going back in time to Japan's past.


Nakao Bookstore

1-2-14 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
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STORE / Masuda Lacquerware Store

Lacquerware Specialty Store Established 154 Years Ago

  • Traditional Japanese Crafts

  • Japanese lacquerware is a craft that is so beautiful to the eye and so smooth to the touch that you feel as if you are being sucked into it. Lacquerware, a craft made by coating lacquer over and over, has developed in each region of Japan. Famous brands of lacquerware are named after their locality, and are still popular today as traditional crafts.

  • Lacquerware as a Practical Product

  • Masuda Lacquerware has long been doing business directly with local craftsmen. The trust that Masuda has built with these craftsmen has enabled him to display lacquerware from all over Japan in his store. As the owner says, "I want people to enjoy lacquerware not only as a work of art, but also as a practical product." The store also offers soup bowls, chopsticks, and special food boxes (stacked boxes).

  • Aesthetic Sense Backed by 154 Rears of History

  • We are proud of our history and pride in having earned the trust of both our customers and the regions where our products come from. Above all, we have an aesthetic eye for selecting the finest pieces. That is what Masuda Lacquerware Store is all about. In addition, the store also offers Japanese dolls, lacquer folding screens, and other items that will become mementos of your trip to Japan. Please enjoy the world of Japanese lacquerware culture.


Masuda Lacquerware Store

2-7-1 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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