Kamakura Kitchoan Museum

Introduction about the Kamakura Kitchoan Museum

The Kamakura Kitchoan Museum was opened in 2001 with a wish to showcase traditional plates for Japanese sweets. This museum displays a permanent exhibition of about 20 pieces of artwork made by KITAOJI Rosanjin, who was a gourmet and a potter in Kamakura. We would like to show you his works: plates that were made to help enhance meals, paintings, calligraphy, lacquers and more, created as his talent bloomed and he put his heart and soul into each plate. As for the special exhibition, we change displays every season to reflect the four beautiful seasons of Kamakura.

1st floor exhibition room

On the first floor, we hold a special exhibition from our arts and crafts collection including pottery and ceramics, lacquers and dolls. You can enjoy a quiet and relaxing time at the museum, which is hidden away from the bustle of Komachi Street. We also have our original museum postcards and clear files for sale as well as couches for tired visitors.

2nd floor exhibition room

The second floor is also a room for the special exhibition. We arranged a room for tea ceremony at the end of the room, displayed with tea utensils and plates.

  • Attention: in some exhibits, the tea ceremony display may not be shown.

3rd floor exhibition room

On the third floor, we display works made by KITAOJI Rosanjin, who had lived in Kamakura. We change the display every season and show a wide range of his works throughout the year. We introduce his heart of hospitality and sense of beauty.

Visitor Information

Address 2-9-1 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0006, Japan
TEL 0467-23-2788
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Closed The first and third Mondays (Except when Monday is a national holiday), during year-end and New year holidays, during periods of exhibition change-over
Admission Adults: ¥600
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥300
Adults over 65 years old: ¥480
Group: ¥480
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    You can visit both of the permanent exhibit and the special exhibit.
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    Groups must consist of at least 20 people.
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    For adults over 65 years old, we may ask you to show your ID.
Access 3 minutes walk from the east gate of Kamakura station on the JR Yokosuka Line and the Enoshima line.
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    There is no car parking space, please use public transportation service.