Ukiyo-e (woodblock print) in Asakusa

Sakai-Kokodo Yamafuji

Sakai Kokodo is one of the oldest stores specialized in UKIYOE established in 1870. You can buy a replica of Katushika Hokusai or Utagawa Hiroshige.
Located on the Nakamise Street.


Mokuhankan is a newly opened shop, where you can buy beautiful woodblock prints and can experience how to make these. The owner, David-san, will teach you to make your own woodblock print at his workshop.

"Print Party"
- Use 4 colors to make woodblock print on carved blocks.
- A typical session lasts about an hour.
- 2,000 yen per person (discounted for families and groups)

Located on Asakusa Rock Street.

Sumida Hokusai Museum (will be opened next year)

Do you know Katsushika Hokusai, who is a great Ukiyo-e painter, was born in Ryogoku? The Hokusai Museum is now under construction in the park near Ryogoku Station. It will be opened next year.



by Keiko, OTT

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