Mushanokoji Saneatsu Memorial Hall
& Saneatsu Park

- Mushanokoji, Saneatsu (1885-1976), an author, an artist known for vegetable paintings, lived here in his last 20 years.

- The memorial hall and the park are in a quiet residential district in Wakaba town. Walking in the woods here makes you feel as if you are back in the middle Showa era.


- Entering from the gate of Senkawa, It's like another world where Saneatsu lived. Walking down a slope you will find the house he lived in.

- When I visited there it was casually the day to open the house to the public.

House Open Day : The 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 11:00-15:00 (cancelled in case of rain)


- Walking around the house you go down the steps and find yourself in the garden as it was when Saneatsu walked.


- Beyond the garden is the memorial hall. It's a rather modern building. Here is the Tsutsujigaoka gate.

- In the Exhibition room many materials are displayed.


- In the reference room there is an interective reference system. You can see the information you want by operating truck ball and button.

- They are having so much fun that they wouldn't leave. . .


The memorial hall & the park

Open from 9:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee : 200Yen(adult), 100Yen(children)
Closed : Monday/Newyear/end of year

Above is from the leaflet. The hall and the park is about ten-minutes walk from Tsutsujigaoka and Senkawa station. I hope you don't get lost. . .

link to Saneatsu Memorial Hall official page (Japanese)


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