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Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo

When:March 17,2018 to January 14,2019
Where:Main venues in the Jonai area of Saga City

Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo.MENU

A Bridge Connecting History and the Future
Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum
(Ichimura Memorial Gymnasium /2-1-35, Jōnai, Saga City)

This museum serves as the main pavilion of the Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo, and dynamically introduces the great work and people of Saga at the end of the Edo and start of the Meiji periods using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. You will feel as if you have traveled back in time.
■Hours: 9:30~18:00
■Closed: Open everyday ☆
Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum

Experience the
Legendary Domain
School

Real Kōdōkan
(Former Koga Residence /
3-15, Yanagi-machi, Saga City)
2018.4.16(Mon)OPEN

At this museum, learn about Kōdōkan, the domain school that produced Ōkuma Shigenobu, Etō Shinpei and many others who went on to shape modern Japan. By experiencing for yourself the education they underwent, you will be all the more impressed by the forefathers that you learned about in the Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum.
■Hours: 9:30~18:00
■Closed: Open everyday ☆

Real Kōdōkan

Strength and Courage to Live an Even Better Life through the Hagakure
Hagakure Miraikan (Former Sanshō Bank /
3-12, Yanagi-machi, Saga City)

The Hagakure, originating in Saga, spelled out what it meant to be a samurai in the Edo period. Through getting to know and experiencing the still-relevant Hagakure at this museum, you can discover the determination to live a better life. A visit to this museum will change your view of the Hagakure.
■Hours: 9:30~18:00
■Closed: Open everyday ☆

HAGAKURE MIRAIKAN

USEUM SAGA
(Saga Retrokan /2-8-8, Jōnai, Saga City)

In this Western-style building erected in the Meiji era, enjoy a special menu utilizing ingredients produced in Saga and served on dishes with Meiji period designs and dishes made by living national treasures and Kakiemon, Imaemon and Tarouemon.
■Hours:
Lunch 11:30 to 15:00
Dinner 17:30 to 22: 00
■Closed:
Mondays, year-end and new year holidays

USEUM SAGA

Holland House
(Former Saga Bank Gofuku-machi Branch, Gofukumoto-machi, Saga City)

At Holland House, built with the themes of design and watersides, enjoy Dutch design, miscellaneous goods and light meals.
■Hours: 11:00 to 20:00
■Closed: Open everyday
■Entrance: Free

Holland House

Saga Castle History Museum
(2-18-1, Jōnai, Saga City)

This recreation of a portion of the Saga Castle Honmaru Palace is a true masterpiece. Here, learn about Saga's history, leading the way to Japan’s modernization during the Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration period.
■Hours: 9:30 to 18:00
■Closed: Year-end holidays
■Entrance: Free

Saga Castle History Museum

Saga Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
(1-15-23, Jōnai, Saga City)

A special exhibition focusing on Saga’s art, technology and history. The atelier of Okada Saburōsuke, a master of modern Western-style painting, will be moved from Ebisu, Tokyo and opened to the public.
■Hours: 9:30 to 18:00
■Closed: Year-end holidays and Sep. 7 to 14 (to prepare the Prefectural Exhibit)
■Entrance: Free (An entrance fee is required for special exhibitions☆)

Saga Prefectural Museum and Art Museum

Nagasaki Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Museum
(Saga Tamaya Main Building 1st Floor, 2-2, Nakanokōji, Saga City)

Learn about the connection between the Saga Domain and Nagasaki through a video that tells the story using old photographs, maps and diagrams.
■Hours: 10:00 to 18:30
■Closed: When Saga Tamaya is closed
■Entrance: Free

Nagasaki Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Museum

Saga Prefectural Library
(Location: 2-1-41, Jōnai, Saga City)

Publications related to the Expo and to Saga during the Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration are on display. Here you can learn even more about Saga at this point in history.
■Hours: 9:00 to 20:00
■Closed: The last Wednesday of every month, year-end and new year holidays, and special inventory days

Saga Prefectural Library

The Museum CHOKOKAN
(2-5-22, Matsubara, Saga City)

Chokokan was established as the first museum in Saga Prefecture in 1927. In this historic building, you can see heirlooms of the Saga Domain lords, the Marquis Nabeshima Clan.
■Hours: 9:30 to 18:00 (During the Expo)
■Closed: Year-end and new year holidays
■Entrance: \400 for adults※, free for high school students and younger※☆

The Museum CHOKOKAN

Okuma Memorial Museum
(2-11-11 Mizugae, Saga City)

Learn about Ōkuma Shigenobu, who pushed forward Japan's modernization and also founded Waseda University. On the same property, you can see the house where Ōkuma was born.
■Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (Last entrance at 16:30)
■Closed: Year-end and new year holidays
■Entrance: \300 yen for adults, free for high school students and younger※☆

Okuma Memorial Museum

Mietsu Naval Dock Site and TSUNETAMI SANO Memorial Museum
(446-1 Oaza Hayatsu etsu Kawasoe-machi, Saga City)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mietsu Naval Dock, is where Ryōfūmaru, the first Japanese-made steamship, was built under the supervision of Sano Tsunetami, the founder of the Japanese Red Cross.
■Hours: 9:00 to 19:00 (VR Experience until 16:30)
■Closed: Mondays (or the day following a Monday holiday), year-end and new year holidays
■Entrance: \300 for adult entrance to the exhibit rooms, free for high school students and younger※☆

Mietsu Naval Dock Site and TSUNETAMI SANO Memorial Museum

SAGA Balloon Museum
(2-2-27, Matsubara, Saga City)

The first hot air balloon-themed museum in Japan. Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration period exhibits will be displayed in the first floor free space area.
■Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (Entrance until 16:30)
■Closed: Mondays (or the day following a Monday holiday), year-end and new year holidays
■Entrance to the charged area: \500 yen for adults, \200 yen for elementary, junior high school and high school students☆

SAGA Balloon Museum

Art Kenchō
(SAGA 360 Observation Hall, Saga Prefectural Government Building, 1-1-59, Jōnai, Saga City)

An art project to enjoy Saga at night. Don't miss this fusion of the view of the city at night and projection mapping. (A change of the show content is planned during the Expo period.)
■Hours: April to Sep. Hours: 20:00 to 22:00/Oct. to March Hours: 18:30 to 22:00
■Closed: Open everyday
■Entrance: Free

Art Kenchō
Satellite Locations

Karatsu Satellite Museum (Former Karatsu Bank/1513-15, Hon-machi, Karatsu City)

This museum introduces the great men who attended the miraculous domain school Taikōryō, including Tatsuno Kingo, one of the repre-sentative architects of modern Japan, who studied here under Takahashi
Korekiyo.
■Hours: 9:00~18:00
■Closed: Year-end holidays
■Entrance: Free

Karatsu Satellite Museum

Tosu Satellite Museum (Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum/288-1, Kounoe-machi, Tosu City)

This museum introduces the charms of Tosu, a city with a history of home-delivery medication – an industry which developed into one of Japan’s four major patent medications, and that has continued to develop since the Meiji era as an important transportation hub.
■Hours: 10:00~17:00
■Closed: Monday, year-end and new year holidays
■Entrance: ¥300 for adult,free for high school students and younger※

Tosu Satellite Museum

※: There are special entrance fees charged during the Expo. ☆: You can receive a discount on entrance at these locations if you display a ticket from another ☆ facility.
The number of facilities that offer this discount is expected to grow. The website will be updated to reflect these changes.

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Special Exhibits
at Prefectural Cultural Facilities
This list includes events under consideration and in the planning stage.

【Saga Prefectural Museum】

The Technology and History Fostered in Saga

  • Exhibition on Recognition the Meiji Restoration: Beauty and Technology of SAGA (Mar. 17 to May 13, 2018)
  • The Story of Saga's Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Affairs(tempory name) (Jun. 1 to Jul. 13, 2018)
  • So cool! My Engineering Exhibit(Jul. 21 to Sep. 2, 2018)
  • Saga Craftsmanship Exhibition (temporary name) (Oct. 19 to Dec. 2, 2018) And more

Large Flower Vase with Overglaze Polychrome Enamel Design of the Six Poetry Immortals and Dragon・“Berry” Woodblock Print Sarasa (Chintz) Kimono by Shigeto Suzuta

left:Large Flower Vase with Overglaze Polychrome Enamel Design of the Six Poetry Immortals and Dragon 1894 (Meiji 27) Collection of Saga Prefectural Art Museum

right:“Berry” Woodblock Print Sarasa (Chintz) Kimono by Shigeto Suzuta 1999 (Heisei 11) Collection of Saga Prefectural Art Museum

【Saga Prefectural Art Museum】

Saga Art from the Past to the Future

  • Reinvestigating the Meiji Restoration: Beauty and Technology SAGA Exhibition (Mar. 17 to May 13, 2018)
  • Okada Saburōsuke and the Women Painters (Apr. 1 to May 20, 2018)
  • Gochiku and Sōkai Honorable Calligraphy Exhibition (Jun. 6 to 23, 2018)
  • Glico Exhibit (Temporary name) (Jul. 21 to Sep. 2, 2018)
  • Group Exhibit:Forward Stroke – Looking to Tomorrow – Manabu Ikeda, Yūki Hayama, Kazuhiko Hachiya (Sep. 30 to Nov. 18, 2018)
  • Tokujin Yoshioka Exhibition (temporary name) (Nov. 28, 2018 to Feb. 11, 2019) And more

Rebirth

IKEDA Manabu.“Rebirth”2013-2016 Pen,acrylic ink and transparent waterpaper on paper, mounted on board. (300 x 400cm) Photography by Eric Tadsen for Chazen Museum of Art ©IKEDA Manabu, Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo/Singapore
Collection of Saga Prefectural Art Museum

【Saga Castle History Museum】

Saga During the Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration

  • Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration “Technology” Exhibition (Mar.17 to May.13,2018)
  • Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration “People” Exhibition (Jul.6 to Sep.9,2018)
  • Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration “Ambition” Exhibition (Nov.1,2018 to Jan.14,2019)
  • Hands-on Amusement Exhibit Room for Children (Open throughout the Expo period)
  • Cultural Property Survey of the Saga Castle Honmaru Ruins (2017-2019)
  • Image of the Tsuiji Reverberatory Furnace

Owned by the Nabeshima Houkoukai

Image of the Tsuiji Reverberatory Furnace
Collection of Nabeshima Houkoukai

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Access

To the Saga City Jōnai area
  • ・Approx. 20 min. walk or 5 to 7 min. by bus from JR Saga Station
  • ・Approx. 25 min. by car from the Kyushu Expressway Saga-Yamato Interchange
  • ・Approx. 17 min. by bus from Kyushu Saga International Airport
To the Mietsu Naval Dock Site and TSUNETAMI SANO Memorial Museum
  • ・Approx. 10 min. by car from Kyushu Saga International Airport
  • ・Approx. 30 min. by bus from JR Saga Station followed by a 5 min. walk
To the Karatsu Satellite Museum
  • ・Approx. 10 min. walk from JR Karatsu Station
  • ・Approx. 5 min. walk from Oteguchi Bus Center
  • ・Approx. 15 min. by car from the Nishi-kyushu Expressway Karatsu Interchange
To the Tosu Satellite Museum
  • ・Approx. 3 min. by car from the Kyushu Expressway Tosu Interchange
  • ・Approx. 3 min. by car from the Tosu-Chikushino Road Yubi Interchange
  • ・Approx. 15 min. by taxi from JR Tosu Station
Area map

Other events will be held across the prefecture.