Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall

Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall information

Location
Kyoto , Japan
Address
569 Kanei-chō, Gojō-zaka
Higashiyama-ku
Getting there
Bus: Kyoto City Bus Nos 206 or 207 from Kyoto Station to the Umamachi stop.
Prices
admission ¥900
Opening hours
10am-5pm, closed Mon & around 10-20 Aug & 24 Dec-7 Jan, dates vary each year
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This small memorial hall is one of Kyoto’s most commonly overlooked little gems; it’s worth a look, though, especially if you have an interest in Japanese crafts such as pottery and furniture. 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 (a stepped kiln). The museum is near the intersection of Gojō-dōri and Higashiōji-dōri.