Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845 - 1927) is considered to be Japan's leading modern master of Shippo-yaki cloisonné (enamelware).
The museum exhibits his Shippo-yaki cloisonné works picked up from 130 items he left.
The museum's building is his former residence and studio built in 1894.
A kiln he used still remains inside in the Machiya-style Japanese traditional house.
The Japanese garden in the museum was designed by Ogawa Jihei, a gardener who also designed gardens of Yamagata Aritomo's villas called Murin-an.
- 10:00 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
- Mondays and Thursdays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
Access / Public Transport
- 3 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (T10)
- 25 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #201, #202, #203 or #206 bus. Get off at Higashiyama-Sanjo Bus stop.