Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Seigakuin
Traditional medicine in the middle of the city.
The Katagiri Seiryudo was created in this location during the Momoyama period
(1568 ~ 1603), after receiving land from the feudal warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Successive owners have inherited the name of that first building, which has a
double meaning in Japanese; both a place in which one named for a dragon
lives, and because it is built over that is known as a “dragon hole” in feng shui.
During the Edo period (1603-1867) doctors from the surrounding areas worked
here, and free medicine was dispensed to local people. With the changes in the
laws after entering the Meiji period, however, they went on to receive
permission to manufacture and sell traditional Japanese medicine.
The adjacent Japanese Medicine Museum exhibits the more than 400 years of
history of this place, and the many medicines it has produced during that time.
Currently, as a long-standing specialist in Japanese medicine, it places its
foundation on Japanese medicine passed down to today, as well as bringing in
medicines made by traditional Chinese medicine, seeking to explain in simple
terms the Japanese medical approach to life, disease and old age, and impart
the wonders of traditional medicine.
There are also materials here for those interested in Japanese, Chinese, and
Tibetan traditional medicine.
3-1-16 Nishiminatocho, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi
・Hankai Line (Roadway Tram):
10:00 ~ 12:00 / 14:00 ~ 18:00
|Regular holidays etc.||
Sun, holidays, first and third Sat each month
Available (passenger cars 4 spaces)
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