Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall

Kawai Kanjirō Memorial Hall information

Kyoto , Japan
569 Kanei-chō, Gojō-zaka, Higashiyama-ku
Getting there
Bus: Kyoto City bus 206 or 207 to Umamachi
admission ¥900
Opening hours
10am-5pm, closed Mon & around 11-20 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. 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.