Goze Museum Takada
The first Goze museum in Japan
A museum that introduces the Goze culture of Takada. A "goze" is a blind female musician who sings or plays shamisen. The work of Shinichi Saito, who drew vivid red pictures of goze, is on display here as is a memorial video that was made about goze. Visitors should also pay special attention to the building itself. Built in 1937, it is an example of the Takada "machiya" style of architecture and has been designated as a tangible cultural property.
|Name of places:||Goze Museum Takada|
|Address:||1-2-33 Higashi Honcho, Joetsu-shi, Niigata|
|Traffic access(train):||Take the Echigo Tokimeki line to Takada Station and from there it's 10 minutes on foot.|
|Traffic access(bus):||By bus - a three minute walk from Honcho 7 Chome bus stop.|
|Traffic access(car):||10 minutes from the Joetsu IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway or 10 minutes from the Joetsu-Takada IC exit on the Joshin-etsu Expressway.|
Phone: Kimono no Ogawa office
Fax: Ogawa at the Takada Goze Culture Preservation Society
Entrance to museum closes at 4:00 p.m.
|Average time to see:||60min
The memorial video at the musuem runs between 25 to 35 minutes.
Closed every Wednesday during the spring, summer and fall exhibitions. When exhibitions are not being held the musuem is open only on Saturdays and Sundays. For those wishing to visit the musuem on days when it is closed, please contact the museum office.
|Fee:||Admission prices: Adults - ¥500, groups of 10 or more - ¥400/person. High school and university students - ¥300. Free admission for disabled people and elementary school students.|
|Car parking:||Free parking available.|
Goze Museum Takada
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- Kasuga Shrine Honcho 1
- Gangi Dori (covered walkways)
- Old Imai Dye Shop
- Old Kanazu Kentaro Wooden Bucket Shop
- Old Division Commander's Official Residence
- Sakaki Shrine
- Morning Market (Shiku no Ichi)
- Joetsu Municipal General Museum
- Jyoukouji Temple
- Takada Park
- Takada jo sanju yagura (Takada Castle Three-story-Turret)
- Takada Sekai-kan (Movie Theater)
- Morning Market (Nishichi no Ichi)
- Takada Komachi Exchange Hall (Old townhouses)
- Musee Yuki Komachi