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
|Address||2-9-1 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0006, Japan|
|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|
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥300
Adults over 65 years old: ¥480
|Access||3 minutes walk from the east gate of Kamakura station on the JR Yokosuka Line and the Enoshima line.