Ryushi Memorial Museum

Ryushi KinenkanThe Ryushi Memorial Museum (Ryushi Kinenkan, 龍子記念館), located in southern Tokyo, is a small municipal museum dedicated to renowned nihonga painter Kawabata Ryushi (1885-1966).
Nihonga is a kind of traditional painting, and Ryushi, who had a background in Western painting, was a reformer in this field.
This museum was established as a private museum by Ryushi himself in 1963 to house his works. In 1990 it was donated to Ota-ku (Ota City) and has been run by the city since.
The building, which is shaped like a seahorse, was designed by Ryushi.

Ryushi Memorial Hall
Ryushi Memorial Hall
Ryushi Memorial Hall Official Japanese website
Hours 9am-4:30pm; admission 200yen; closed Mon (next day if holiday), exhibition replacement period & late Dec-early Jan
4-2-1 Chuo, Ota-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: Take a bus from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Omori Station. If you are willing to walk, it takes 20 min from Omori Station or 15 min from Toei Asakusa Line Nishi-magome Station

Ryushi Garden

Ryushi Garden (Ryushi Koen, 龍子公園), located across the street from the Ryushi Memorial Museum, is a house museum which used to be the residence of Kawabata Ryushi.
It's a traditional-style house with a traditional-style garden designed by Ryushi himself, and he lived here from 1920 to 1966.
The main building was burnt down in WWII and present one was reconstucted around 1948-54, but the studio building, which was built in 1938, survived the war.
Though it's free of charge, you cannot walk around Ryushi Garden freely - the staffers of the Ryushi Memorial Museum guide the visitors three times a day.
Note: there's a day in spring when you can walk around Ryushi Garden freely. On that day, the Ryushi Memorial Museum will also be admission free.

Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Garden
Ryushi Memorial Museum
Guide 10am, 11am, 2pm; admission free; closed when Ryushi Memorial Museum is closed
4-49-11 Minami-magome, Ota-ku, Tokyo MAP
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