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Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum

This memorial museum was designed by Tadao Ando and was built adjacent to Shiba Ryotaro's home.

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Cultural Facilities

Built in November 2001 in a residential area of Higashi-Osaka City, adjacent to Shiba Ryotaro's actual residence, the building was designed by Tadao Ando and consists of a single concrete structure.
It is a simple gently curving structure with one basement floor and two above-ground floors, and is a must-see, especially the large 11-meter-high, three-story atrium bookcase that unfolds in the new part of the building designed by Tadao Ando.

From the garden, which was created in the image of a wooded area that Shiba Ryotaro loved, you can see his study up close, with his desk, fountain pen, and colored pencils that he used for writing. You can also enjoy looking at a monument to his literary works.

On top of the twice yearly special exhibitions, the 150-seat hall hosts events such as lectures, music concerts, and movie nights. The museum also offers a wide variety of original goods featuring Shiba Ryotaro's own handwritten titles and paintings.

Highlights

  • The museum was designed by Tadao Ando and built adjacent to Shiba Ryotaro's home.
  • You can see Shiba Ryotaro's study up close.
  • The large bookshelf designed by Tadao Ando is a must-see.
  • There is also a hall that seats 150 people. Various events are held here.

Photos

  • Exterior of the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum
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    Exterior of the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum ©️司馬遼太郎記念館

  • Interior view of the Shiba Ryotaro  Memorial Museum
©️司馬遼太郎記念館

    Interior view of the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum ©️司馬遼太郎記念館

Reviews

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  • HsinYun Wu

    小而美的建築紀念館,書牆大而壯觀,可惜不能拍攝照片。

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Details

Name in Japanese
司馬遼太郎記念館
Postal Code
577-0803
Address
3-11-18 Shimokosaka, Higashiosaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6726-3860
Admission
500 yen, high school / junior high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
Regular holidays
Every Monday (opens on public holidays and closed the next day), 9 / 1-9 / 10, 12 / 28-1 / 4
Business Hours
10:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Access
Approximately 8 minutes on foot from Yaenosato Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)