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Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum

The museum was founded to honor the historical novel by Ryotaro Shiba. The exhibitions depict events concerning its three main characters from Matsuyama city; The Akiyama brothers and the poet Shiki Masaoka.

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Saka no Ue no Kumo, or “Clouds Over the Slope”, is a best-selling historical novel by the prominent novelist Ryotaro Shiba. The novel is focused on three main characters from Matsuyama City; Yoshifuru Akiyama, his brother Saneyuki Akiyama, and their poet friend, Shiki Masaoka. The museum was built around the theme of this novel.

The building was designed by the world-famous architect, Tadao Ando, and consists of one basement floor and four others at ground level. His architecture is inspired by the history and surrounding nature of the Matsuyama castle. This carefully designed museum blends in well with the landscape and does not overwhelm the neighborhood environment, especially ensuring no interruption of the view to the castle garden greenery from the street. All the halls on each floor are connected to one slope which allows visitors to gently stroll about, and have ample time for contemplation.

The exhibition presents information and details of Shiba’s novel and other Meiji period writings, as well as documents relating to the main characters.

A library lounge on the second floor is open for everyone without charge. The Museum café serves originally blended coffee, and other refreshments, as well as special weekend desserts. They also proudly serve all items on their menu using Tobe ware from Ehime prefecture.

Highlights

  • The museum’s theme based on Ryotaro Shiba’s classic novel Saka no Ue no Kumo
  • Designed by the world-famous architect, Tadao Ando
  • The architecture fits beautifully into the surrounding environment
  • Learn about the novel’s main characters and related events.

Photos

  • Museum architecture is designed so as not to disturb the view of the castle garden greenery from the street

    Museum architecture is designed so as not to disturb the view of the castle garden greenery from the street

  • Museum cafes serves original coffee and special weekend desserts

    Museum cafes serves original coffee and special weekend desserts

  • Served with Ehime’s traditional specialty, Tobe ware

    Served with Ehime’s traditional specialty, Tobe ware

  • Gigantic wall filled with newspaper serialization

    Gigantic wall filled with newspaper serialization

  • Inner sky sloping walkway

    Inner sky sloping walkway

Reviews

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  • 余若樺

    只要花日幣100塊錢就可以有中文語音導覽,對於文學和建築感興趣的人不妨前往參觀

  • 吳淑敏

    非常喜愛安藤忠雄設計清水模建築,特地跑來參觀大師級作品.。

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Details

Name in Japanese
坂の上の雲ミュージアム
Postal Code
790-0001
Address
3-20 Ichibancho, Matsuyama City, Ehime
Telephone
089-915-2600
Entrance fee
adult 400 yen, elderly persons 200 yen, high school students 200 yen.
Please check the details on the official site.
Closed
every Monday except holidays
Business Hours
9:00am-6:30pm (Last admission 6:00pm)
Access
2 min walk from Okaido station, using the Iyotetsu line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)