Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall

Lonely Planet review

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.