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Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum

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Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum

64 Reviews
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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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borrum wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom786 contributions201 helpful votes
This two-storey property provides intriguing insights into the shape and furnishings of an attractive Japanese home. The exhibits are thought-provoking. Not only a diverse collection of the ceramics for which this renowned artist is famous, but also calligraphies, wood carvings and amazing sculptures are on display. The huge kiln, fuelled by logs, is impressive.
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Date of experience: May 2019
JN65 wrote a review Apr 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom224 contributions109 helpful votes
An oasis of calm in busy Kyoto. We lingered a while and really enjoyed it. Not very busy so it's possible to sit and relax and soak it all up. A beautiful Japanese house full of interest and charm. Lovely, even if you have no interest in pottery. Plus it makes a very pleasant change if you are temporarily templed-out.
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Date of experience: March 2019
William S wrote a review Dec 2018
Kobe, Japan962 contributions158 helpful votes
We visited his home in Kyoto after seeing a large exhibit of his work in Sasayama. The house is beautiful with two stories of wooden floors and furniture. This includes his studio and climbing kiln and a friendly cat that is noticed by others. This is for people who love pottery and who know of Kenjiro. I would not bring children here - they won’t appreciate the house. There’s some amount of climbing involved and you’ll change your slippers more than once. The visit is worthwhile if you enjoy traditional Japanese homes and know something of his work.
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Date of experience: November 2018
brixtontrev wrote a review Apr 2018
london1,468 contributions167 helpful votes
This place is very easy to find and really should be visited more by non Japanese. Most foreign visitors seem to be artisans which figures given Kawai Kanjiro's ouvre. The house is quite large and comfortable which would seem to be indicative of his success. The receptionists are very welcoming to non Japanese visitors, and its a relaxed atmosphere which adds to the pleasure of a visit here. Not all of his art might readily appeal to all visitors. Its also worth visiting the kilns which are located on site and are also quite extensive. be careful upstairs as there are a couple of places where a foot put carelessly wrong could result in being back downstairs without using the stairs. Take it slowly and carefully as socked feet can slip on polished wooden staircases
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Peter S wrote a review Nov 2017
30 contributions10 helpful votes
This was somewhat of a pilgrimage, being a potter myself, and on business/vacation with my wife for two weeks. I was humbled by his house, kiln, workshop. Such thought, reverence and attention to detail, as in all crafts and art.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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