The Kitchoan Museums were opened by Minamoto Kitchoan, a confectionery company with a wish to showcase traditional plates for Japanese sweets. We hold exhibitions several times a year in Kamakura city and Okayama city and introduce Japanese food culture and art as it relates to the four seasons. We introduce various artwork each season, such as utensils made by KITAOJI Rosanjin (who was one of the top chefs of his time), lacquer ware that expresses traditional Japanese culture, combs and hairpins that decorated women’s hair in the Edo period, flower vases and incense burners made by MIYAGAWA Kozan (who is known as the most highly skilled potter in the modern period), and calligraphy and paintings by people we learnt about in history. It is our pleasure to contribute to our culture by sharing it with Kamakura and Okayama.
The history of Kitchoan Museum
|Kamakura Kitchoan Museum opened in October 2001|
|Okayama Kitchoan Museum opened in October 2008|
|Okayama Kitchoan Museum relocated to the city center in October 2013|