Shikoku Sights

Itami Juzo Kinenkan (Itami Juzo Memorial Museum)

  • 1–6–10 Higashi Ishii Map It

Published 12/10/2015

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The late Juzo Itami (1933–97) is regarded as one of Japan's most innovative and captivating film directors, known for his affectionate and absurdist portraits of Japanese life. Each film starred his wife Nobuko Miyamoto and an off-the-wall supporting character, sometimes played by Itami himself. The director's best-known films include Tampopo (1985), centering on a bedraggled ramen-shop owner trying to make the perfect soup, and Ososhiki ("The Funeral," 1984), the story of an idiosyncratic family coming together for a funeral. If you haven't seen these films, they're musts for any visitor to Japan; if you have, then you'll love the museum, curated by Miyamoto herself, showcasing video clips and objects from Itami's life.

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1–6–10 Higashi Ishii, , 790-0932, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥800
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–6

Published 12/10/2015


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