Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall
An important Buddhist pilgrimage stop, this temple was founded in 963 by Kūya Shōnin, who carved an image of an 11-headed Kannon and...
Kyoto National Museum
The Kyoto National Museum is Kyoto premier art museum and plays host to the highest level exhibitions in the city. It was founded in...
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569 Kanei-chō, Gojō-zaka, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall information
This small memorial hall is one of Kyoto’s most commonly overlooked little gems. The hall was the home and workshop of one of Japan’s most famous potters, Kawai Kanjirō (1890–1966). The 1937 house is built in rural style and contains examples of Kanjirō’s work, his collection of folk art and ceramics, his workshop and a fascinating nobori-gama (stepped kiln). The museum is near the intersection of Gojō-dōri and Higashiōji-dōri.