Sakata Yume-no-Kura

Sakata Yume-no-Kura さかたゆめのくら
Tourist Foothold in Sakata: “Sankyo Soko”
2 buildings of Sankyo Soko, still on active duty as grain warehouse and known as a symbol of Shonai which is one of the famous rice-growing areas in the nation, were renovated and came back to life as tourist facilities in 2004.
Wide selection of Sakata’s souvenirs, light meals, and restaurant are available inside.
In the museum, introduction of Sakata’s history and Kame-Kasaboko [decorated umbrella used for traditional festival] are on exhibit.
Please take a look at Sakata’s souvenirs while taking photos along the boulevard of Japanese zelkova trees at Sankyo Soko.

[Hana-no-Yakata Exhibition Guide]

Crimson ~ which expresses high office and rank in noble family from the ~ Heian era

From the Edo era to the early period of Meiji, as for the dye to dye red, safflower which became raw materials of lipstick and kimono dyeing was valued high without most.
Although it was cultivated in various places throughout Tohoku, of good quality, and, as for the Mogami safflower of the Murayama district, amount of production was rich among other things and was nationwide known production center.
Safflower unloaded by Mogami River water transportation once in Sakata and was put on Sea of Japan western marine route of goods-carrying merchant ship, and most crossed all the way to Kyoto, Osaka.

"Safflower Dyeing"
 We pick up petal as plant dye to dye using petal itself and wash and let you ferment and are finished dyeing in deep red rice cake by the skill of artisan after doing.

As there are scarf and handkerchief, a lot of sale products including strap, come casually.

It is Monday, December 10 from Saturday, October 6, 2018 during period
Place Sakata Yume-no-Kura "hall of bloom"
   ※Admission for free

※"Hana-no-Yakata" Dolls created by doll maker Jusaburo Tsujimura
   have been moved from “Hana-no-Yakata” to Sanno Club since January, 2012.

  • Name Sakata Yume-no-Kura
  • Location 1-1-20 Sankyo-machi, Sakata-shi
  • Phone number 0234-22-1223
  • Business Hours 9:00-18:00
  • Closed January 1
  • Access From JR Sakata Station: about 5 min by car
    From Sakata Interchange of Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway: about 15 min by car
  • Parking lot 27 lots for ordinary vehicle
    3 lots for large vehicle
  • Contact information Sakata Tourism and Product Association
  • URL
  • PDF file PDF download
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[Last updated] October 06, 2018
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