Enjoy safflower culture
Oishida-machi Municipal History and Folkore Museum
The Oishida riverbank prospered as an interchange for the transportation of goods such as safflowers, but it was also a point for cultural exchange. Since the Edo Period, many writers and artists have been visiting and leaving their mark on the area. The museum displays various materials related to the town’s history, arts, and culture.
|Address||37-6 Oaza Oishida-otsu, Oishida Town, Kitamurayama County, Yamagata Prefecture|
Closed: Every Monday, day following a public holiday, Year-end/New Year (December 29 – January 3), exhibit replacement periods
|Fees||Adults 200 yen (160 yen)|
High School/University Students 150 yen (120 yen)
Junior High School/Elementary School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Prices in brackets are discount fees for groups of 20 people or more)
Pre-school aged children and persons with disabilities and accompanying carers (please present physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, etc.): free of charge
|Car parking||Free of charge 3 parking spaces|
|Access||A 10-minute walk from Oishida Station on the JR Ou Line|
Special exhibitions held four to five times a year display the works of artists with a deep connection to Oishida such as Western-style painter Kanayama Heizo, Japanese-style artist Komatsu Hitoshi, and poet Saito Mokichi.
Access from Yama-dera
Yamadera Station ⇒ Yamagata Station (approx. 20 minutes)
Yamagata Station ⇒ Oishida Station (approx. 60 minutes)
Approx. 15-minute walk from Oishida Station
Nearby site/facility information
Adjacent to the museum is the Chokinshooku, a house where poet Saito Mokichi lived for around two years after World War II.