Kawai Kanjiro Kinenkan (Kawai Kanjiro Memorial House)
Kawai Kanjiro Kinenkan (Kawai Kanjiro Memorial House) Review
The house and workshop of prolific potter Kanjiro Kawai has been transformed into a museum showcasing his distinctive works. One of the leaders of the Mingei (folk art) movement in the 1920s, Kawai's skill is evident in the asymmetrical vases, bowls, and pots on display in the house. Besides the fascinating workshop and enormous kiln preserved in an inner courtyard, the house itself is magnificent. It's a little hard to find, located in an alley just southwest of the Higashi-oji-dori and Gojo-dori intersection. To get here, walk 20 minutes from Kyoto Station or take Bus 100 or 206 to Gojo-zaka. Walking west on Gojo-dori, take the first left.
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