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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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Amazing full-stack pottery studio

This 20th century house contains the studio of a celebrated Japanese ceramic artist. There's a huge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kita, Mali
via mobile
Fascinating home studio

It's cetainlyworth visiting the home-workshop of this early 20th century artist if you are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nancy c
new york city
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569 Kaneicho, Gojozaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0875, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-3585
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This 20th century house contains the studio of a celebrated Japanese ceramic artist. There's a huge kiln in the garden, the pottery wheels are in the house, and there is a collection of art work. It looks as if the potter just left and will...More

Thank brienanni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's cetainlyworth visiting the home-workshop of this early 20th century artist if you are interested in ceramics or historical houses. The Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum is the well-preserved, traditional Kyoto machiya , garden and workspace of this esteemed , humane artist, whose pottery, woodwork, furniture...More

Thank nancy c
Reviewed 2 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 26 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 26 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 14 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 28 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
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Judi I
26 December 2016|
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According to the website, it'll be closed Dec24th to Jan 7th.
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