Japanese Wax Museum & Kamihaga Residence

Kamihaga Residence

Kamihaga Residence

Kamihaga Residence

Kamihaga Residence

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Kamihaga Residence

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  • Kamihaga Residence
  • Kamihaga Residence
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  • Kamihaga Residence

Residential and commercial houses built during the heyday of Japan wax production

This is the residence of the Kamihaga family, the top branch of the Honhaga family, who was one of Japan's largest wax producers. When the Kamihaga family became a separate family branch at the end of the Edo era, they opened a branch warehouse, and later, during the most prosperous period, built the main house, the attached buildings and others, in total 10 buildings, all of which have been designated as important cultural property. Since production facilities such as the Kamaba (boiler house) did only survive here, they are valuable remains which attest to the close relation between the local industry and residential facilities. On the premises there is an information corner and a cafe; a guided tour of the museum is recommended.

Attic and roof truss of main house that can be seen up close (3F)
Attic and roof truss of main house that can be seen up close (3F)
Main house tatami guest room. The connecting passage leads to the dressing room and the birth room.
Main house tatami guest room. The connecting passage leads to the dressing room and the birth room.
Main house and kitchen seen from the wide bleaching field
Main house and kitchen seen from the wide bleaching field
courtyard
courtyard

Check Point

The country's leading Japan wax museum
The country's leading Japan wax museum
The Kamihaga residence has been refitted as Japanese wax museum. The annexed warehouse, containing "1,444 pieces of wax manufacturing tools from Uchiko and the surrounding areas" has been designated as Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property. Some of the tools are displayed in the Japan wax material exhibition hall. In the exhibition hall Japan wax production processes are explained in an easy-to-understand way through models and video. As the Japan wax industry has laid the foundation to the prosperity of Uchiko, please come and visit this exhibition.

Video

Information

Address2696 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime, Japan
TEL+81-893-44-2771
ClosedNew Year holidays (29 Dec. – 2 Jan.)
Opening hours9:00-16:30
ParkingNone / Please use the Machinami Parking (fee required)
AdmissionAdult: 500 yen Children 6 to 15 years old: 250 yen
Groups: Adult:380 yen, Children 6 to 15 years old: 200 yen * Groups with more than 20 people.
Set ticket: Valid for Japanese Wax Museum & Kamihaga Residence, Uchiko-za Theater, Museum of Commercial & Domestic Life

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