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Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum

569 Kaneicho, Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0875, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-3585
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A "Must See" if you appreciate the arts

This place was an eye opener. It was the home and studio of The Late Kawai Kanjiro, a founder of... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Patricia D
Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful and worth the entrance fee!

The house is amazing. You can easily spend an hour here, if you are interested in art... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Daniel L
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569 Kaneicho, Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0875, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-3585
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This place was an eye opener. It was the home and studio of The Late Kawai Kanjiro, a founder of Japan's Mingei art movement in the 1920s and 30s. The house/studio has two kilns, one enormous that has various levels and a hoist for moving...More

1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The house is amazing. You can easily spend an hour here, if you are interested in art, architecture, interior design or pottery. Many little details to discover. The entrance fee for adults is 900 Yen.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a beautiful house! Not only his ceramic pieces but the entire house is work of art. He also collected Enku and Mokujiki sculptures. Everything was tastefully displayed. I have been to Kyoto many times and finally I got to go there and it was...More

1  Thank Beekeeper888
Reviewed 23 September 2016

There are a few examples of this sort of museums out there - the McIntosh House in Glasgow, for example, and Dali's house north of Barcelona - of a house that was designed by the artist, with fixtures and fittings designed by the artist, and...More

1  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Go here. If you have any style at all, if you know how to think, if you are stirred by beauty and artistic fortitude go here. I wish I could be more like this man I had never heard of. I also now can say...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Every time I have a foreign guest, I take him or her to this place. This is a house designed by a sculptor and potter, Kanjiro Kawai. With his designed / made furniture, this place can be more tangible and you could actually feel his...More

1  Thank askiki
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a wonderful example of a fine Kyoto machiya house. More importantly, it belonged to Kawai Kanjiro, one of Japan's finest ceramists of the 20th century. It is a beautifully furnished two story structure, with nice small garden. It has a lovely kiln used...More

1  Thank wymanz2go
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The museum was the actual home of the great artist, a man was a key member of the modern--- and a key figure to many future artists of renown.

Thank CariocaBonito
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Those who know about the Mingei folk movement in Japanese pottery may already know of Kawai Kanjiro. This is an opportunity to really see how a potter committed to the values and aesthetics of this movement lived. The house looks lived in. You'll see his...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum has been wonderfully maintained as a tribute to one of Kyoto's great artists. There are two parts: a building which served as Kawai Kanjiro's home and studio and the outdoor kiln. Both sections are tourable and gave us a glimpse...More

1  Thank cairo408
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Judi I
25 December 2016|
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According to the website, it'll be closed Dec24th to Jan 7th.
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