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Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA) (うちわの港ミュージアム)


Museum / Science Museum

The Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA) is a museum dedicated to the history of Marugame uchiwa (traditional paper fans). During the Edo period, it became customary to buy Marugame paper fans as souvenirs of a pilgrimage to the Kotohira Shrine, and fan-making became an important local industry in Marugame. The making of Marugame uchiwa fans has been designated a National Traditional Craft. The exhibits in POLCA include examples of different types of Marugame uchiwa fan dating from the Edo period to the present day, as well as the main regional fan styles from other parts of Japan, and mannequins showing the fan-making process, etc. There is also a demonstration area where visitors can see traditional fan-making techniques being demonstrated. POLCA is located around 15 minutes’ walk from JR Marugame Station.


Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Minatomachi 307-15 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877247055

9:30-17:00 (until 16:30 admission)

Review of Uchiwa no Minato Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/29 Teenage daughters and I loved making fans
Making fans was so enjoyable. We have seen many wonderful temples, gardens and castles and even been to Disney Tokyo. I have to say that for some reason this was one of the most memorable...
Reviewed:2018/08/06 Home to the worlds biggest fan!
Well the biggest of this kind of fan anyway. This is a small but interesting little museum. If you go at the right time you will usually find someone working on a fan and you can witness the entire...
Reviewed:2017/04/26 Interesting experience, but not much to see
As far as museums go, this really wasnt much of a museum. It was basically just one small showroom/gift shop with a worker demonstrating how to make the bamboo frames for the fans. However, the...

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Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Minatomachi 307-15 [map]
Marugame / KotohiraArea
9:30-17:00 (until 16:30 admission)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), 12/29-1/3
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Credit Card
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 11, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.