The stone outer wall makes heavy use of "Oga Stone" mined at Mt.
Namahage Seizoroi The Namahage Exhibit
There are a wide variety of Namahage masks that are actually used in over 150 places in Oga city. It is a masterpiece.
Shinpi Hall (Oga Room)
Acquaint yourself with the nature and culture of Oga the birthplace of the Namahage legend. A traditional boat carved out of a whole tree, as well as local tools and other items are displayed in this unique room complete with a mini forest containing screens and imbedded graphic panels. A computerized information retrieval system is also provided.
Namahage Densho Hall The Namahage Legend Theater
During your visit to the Namahage Museum please make sure to view the short documentary film about the Namahage. The film explains the Namahage legend and it offers a peek inside the local houses during a visit from the Namahage, providing further insight into the people who love and preserve the Namahage tradition."An evening with the Namahage" (15 minutes in length) will be shown every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. Views from the Oga Peninsula’s many scenic spots are also displayed throughout the day in this room.
Special exhibition corner
Various exhibitions such as masks used in folk events similar to Namahage in Akita Prefecture and overseas are exhibited.
Namahage Costume Booth
Here’s your chance to change into a Namahage! Please ask our staff members for assistance and they will help you try on the costumes. Feel free to take photos.* Currently, Namahage Costume Booth is canceled to prevent the expansion of COVID-19 (a commemorative photo corner is available instead).
Demonstration of Namahage masks by Senshu Ishikawa
Currently, only one Namahage masks sculptor, Senshu Ishikawa, is performing hand-carving work on a Namahage masks. 3-4 days a week (irregular).We also sell orders for Namahage masks. Please see special page for details.
Namahage Information Corner
Information about Oga's Namahage is displayed on books and touch panel terminals.
Shop for souvenirs and original goods
The shop has a lot of Namahage goods that can only be purchased here, as well as local specialties and souvenirs.