General Information

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday
9:00-17:00
Free admission & parking

Closed
Monday (except Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday, only when Monday is a holiday

Parking
Spaces for up to 15 buses and 272 cars
*There is disabled person’s parking space.

Address
53 Myojin Cho, Minamata City
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
#867-0055

TEL
0966-62-2621
FAX
0966-62-2271

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Things for sale in the museum

Things for sale in the museum
Here we present items for sale in the Museum.
The profits are donated to the Storytellers Organization of Minamata Disease Municipal Museum and Hotto-House, where is a workplace for physically or mentally handicapped person.





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Books and photographic collections related to Minamata Disease
Lonely battle: Live a life with honesty
A book by Masami Ogata, an storyteller!
“Lonely Battle: Live a Life with Honesty” (Sousousha)
B5-size, 614 page / 9,720 yen(tax included)
About 100 data are printed, such as the records of battles of 10years until certified, offerings and letters to the prefectural governor, documents relating to Dissatisfaction Review Committee
List of writings by Masami Ogata
List of Writings by Masami Ogata
800 yen
(Minamata Forum)

Sugimoto Family Affected with Minamata Disease for 50 Years Sugimoto Family Affected with Minamata Disease for 50 Years
500 yen
Living in Shiranui Sea, which is blessed with abundant sea food
Teruo Kawamoto: 50-year Fight Against Irrationalities of Minamata Disease Teruo Kawamoto: 50-year Fight Against Irrationalities of Minamata Disease
500 yen
Teruo’s wife, Miyako Kawamoto’s account is presented too.
Minamata Disease: For Class Practice (Blue Book) Minamata Disease: For Class Practices (Blue Book)
2500 yen
Minamata-Ashikita Pollution Research Circle
Minamata Studies Booklet No.3 Minamata Studies Booklet No.3
Walk in Minamata, Learn from MINAMATA

800 yen
Open Research Center for Minamata Studies, Kumamoto Gakuen Univerity
(Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Minamata Studies Booklet No.4 Minamata Studies Booklet No.4
Minamata Disease and the Recognition System

800 yen
Nobuo Miyazawa (Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Minamata Studies Booklet No.5 Minamata Studies Booklet No.5
Walk in Minamata,Learn from MINAMATA (English version)

800 yen
Open Research Center for Minamata Studies, Kumamoto Gakuen Univerity
(Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Minamata Studies Booklet No.6 Minamata Studies Booklet No.6
A Little History of Minamata Disease

800 yen
Takeshi Takamine
(Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Minamata Studies Booklet No.7 Minamata Studies Booklet No.7
Walk in Minamata, Learn from MINAMATA (Korean version)

800 yen
Open Research Center for Minamata Studies, Kumamoto Gakuen Univerity
(Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Minamata Studies Booklet No.8 Minamata Studies Booklet No.8
Learn from the Failure

800 yen
Open Research Center for Minamata Studies, Kumamoto Gakuen Univerity
(Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun)
Genesis of Minamata Genesis of Minamata
1,234 yen
50 Years from Official Recognition of Minamata Disease Project Executive Committee
Report of Minamata Mandara Talking Association of 50 Years from Official Recognition of Minamata Disease Project
Ms. Michiko Ishimure, Ms. Keiko Nakamura, etc.
 Unfinished Business
500yen
What We
Still Don’t Know
about Minamata Disease
For・By・With minamata
 
7 Photographers Have Seen Minamata(White Version) 7 Photographers Have Seen Minamata 7 Photographers Have Seen Minamata
White cover 2000 yen / Colored cover 2,571 yen
Kuwabara Shisei, Shiota Takeshi, Miyamoto Shigemi, W. Eugene Smith & Aileen Mioko Smith, Koshiba Kazuyoshi, Tanaka Fumiko, Akutagawa Jin (Gen-Shobo)
Photographic collection/ 84 own selections of 7 photographers who have stared half a century of Minamata
When Spring Has Come: The Story of Shiiba When Spring Has Come: The Story of Shiiba
2,700 yen
Jin Akutagawa (Hokuto-printing)
Photographic collection
Lives Lives
3,355 yen
Fumiko Tanaka (Japan press photo)
Photographic collection
Minamata Disease in the 40th year
Precious Minamata I took Precious Minamata I Took
2,484 yen
Takeshi Shiota (Iwanami-Shoten)
Photographic collection
Received the 30th Kumanichi-Shuppan Cultural Award.
Corporate Social Responsibility Management of Small and Medium Enterprises Corporate Social Responsibility Management of Small and Medium Enterprises
1728 yen
Specified nonprofit corporation: Environment control system study group (Nishinihon-Shimbun)
Introduces 30 examples of small and medium enterprises which are working on CSR activity.
Our Family's Recipes (Okawa area) Our Family's Recipes (Okawa area)
500 yen
Our Family's Recipes (Koshikoba area) Our Family's Recipes (Koshikoba area)
500 yen
KUKAIJODO:Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow
745 yen
Michiko Ishimure
Minamata Forum NEWS Minamata Forum NEWS No.35
880 yen
Authorization NPO Minamata Forum
Minamata Forum NEWS No.35 April 4, 2011
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Original products of the Museum
message from Minamata
Postcard with the word of an storyteller : 50 yen for 1cards
Bookmark with a passage of the Minamata’s Pledge : 300 yen for 1set (includes 8pieces)
We very much hope you will purchase above items when you visit us. The profits will be used for funds for activities of storytellers.

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Goods made at "Hotto House"
These items are made at a vocational aid center for fetal Minamata Disease patients.The profit will be used for activities of HotHouse.
These products are made at Hotto House,a workplace for congenital and infantile Minamata disease patients.
The sales will be contributed to their activity fund.

Postcards
Postcards
150 yen
Chopstick rest
Chopstick rest
250 yen
Glass magnet
Glass magnet
250 yen
Bookmark
Bookmark
300 yen

Set
500 yen
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Goods made by the Environmental Meisters
The Environmental Meister: A system that Minamata City certifies a producer who makes environment-friendly and healthful things. Many of the storytellers of our museum is certified as the Environmental Meister, and presenting here their products.

Business Union ECONET Minamata/ Takafumi Nagano
They make soaps from waste oils without an antiseptic or antioxidant, which is safe for environment and human, including sea and river.
Soap
Soap
215 yen
Face soap (Green tea/Horse suet/Banboo charcoal)
Face soap (Green tea/Horse suet/Banboo charcoal)
540 yen

Detergent

255 yen

HAGUREGUMO-KOBO/Junpei Kanasashi
They use Moso-bamboo, Niga-bamboo, Horai-bamboo, kozo, oriental paper-bush, hemp, rush grass, onion skin, kenaf, etc.
Postcard
Postcard
170 yen

Kumamon
Postcard

220 yen
Envelope/letter paper
Envelope/letter paper
450 yen

Kusabeko
2,300 yen
Wall decoration
Wall decoration
700-2100 yen

AMANO-Tea garden/Hiroshi Amano
They grow all tea leaves without pesticides, and make green tea, black tea, Hojicha, oolong tea, etc. and sell them.

Black tea
(tea bag)

360 yen

Ginger tea
(tea bag)

650 yen

Ogata Masami; Ogata Tategu
Mr.Ogata makes Kokeshi(wooden dolls) and woodworks made of trees which grow on the reclaimed land in Minamata Bay. The woodworks embodies his prayers.
Key ring/Strap
Key ring/Strap
Wooden doll

600 yen
Key ring/Strap
Key ring/Strap
Twig

200 yen

Wall ornament
1,000 yen
“In distressing
events and sad events,
there are many events
which will lead you to
happiness.”
(Word by Masami Ogata)

Yoshinaga Rimiko; Reglass Kobo Bin-no-Kaze
Ms. Yoshinaga creates various craft products using used bottle separated by citizens.
Flower vase
Flower vase
2,000 yen
Milk jug
Milk jug
500 yen/ 800 yen
Chopstick rest
Chopstick rest
300 yen
Necklace
Necklace
1,500 yen
Wind bell
Wind bell
1,800 yen
Magnet
Magnet
(Sea glass)
350 yen
(Bottle glass)
525 yen
Photo frame set
Photo frame set
945 yen
(includes a message card by storytellers)
 
Glass
700 yen


Offer valid while stocks last.
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