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Kawai Kanjiro Kinenkan (Kawai Kanjiro Memorial House)

  • 569 Kanei-cho Map It
  • Higashiyama-ku

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The house and workshop of prolific potter Kanjiro Kawai (1890–1966) has been transformed into a museum showcasing his distinctive works. The asymmetrical vases, bowls, and pots on display represent only a fraction of his output of this leading light of the Mingei (folk art) movement of the 1920s. Besides the intriguing workshop and enormous kiln preserved in an inner courtyard, there is residence itself, an old country farmhouse Kaiwai had moved to this location. A little hard to find, this compound is along a small street one block west of Higashi-oji-dori and two blocks south of Gojo-dori.

Sight Information


569 Kanei-cho, Gojo-zaka, Kyoto, 605-0875, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥900
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5. Closed briefly in mid-Aug. and at New Year

Published 12/10/2015


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