A delightful respite from Jomon pottery would be a visit to Machiko Hasegawa's bright and appealing repertoire of comics. She is the author of Sazaesan, one of Japan's most popular cartoons. All the characters in her work are named after marine products and she is well known for depicting postwar social conditions through the viewpoint of common people. Machiko Hasegawa has opened a museum to show not only her own work, but also her personal collection of Western pieces—one Chagall included! An audiovisual room provides entertainment for children, the backbone of her audience.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
- Nearest Train: Sakurashinmachi Station