Memorial Hall Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Matsui Hideki Baseball Museum
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Nomishi Yamaguchimachi T 58
    The “Matsui Hideki Baseball Museum” is exactly that—a museum about Hideki Matsui, where you can learn about his life and passions. A number of precious items are on display—items from his childhood, from his days with the Yomiuri Giants, and from his days in the US Major Leagues. The wonderful array of documents and goods are sure to please any fan. five minutes by car from Komatsu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Some really cool memorabilia here if you are a baseball fan. From the old Yankee Stadium, they have Matsuis actual locker area, panels of the outfield fence, and several actual seats from the...

  • Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nagamachi 2-2-45
    A museum located in Naga-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture housed inside a relocated building which once belonged to Nakaya Yakuho, a long-standing medicine company which was established in 1579. The building, an extremely valuable cultural property, was originally built in 1878 on the occasion of a visit by Emperor Meiji and the exterior remains unchanged from that time. Inside, visitors will find a recreation of the “mise no ma” parlor used by Nakaya Yakuho to serve customers during Japan’s feudal domain era. The second floor serves as an exhibition space displaying materials related to the culture of the merchants who once lived in Kanazawa, traditional wedding implements, and everyday tools once used by shops of old in the area.

    This is a local little museum with good signage in English. The craft displays were the most interesting. I was especially take with the tree candy, now decades old.

  • Go Nagai Wonderland Museum
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1bu 123
    A museum dedicated to sharing the work and achievements of Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture-born manga comic artist Go Nagai. The distinctive Japanese-style museum building is decorated with large panels featuring characters created by Nagai such as Devilman and Cutie Honey. Inside, visitors are greeted by countless examples of Nagai's dynamic artwork. In addition to informational panels discussing Nagai's life and rare original drawings, the museum is also decorated with a 1/9th scale Mazinger Z. The museum also has slightly unusual exhibits, like the Dark Hero Labyrinth, in which heroes touched by darkness loom in dim light.

    Small museum that caters mainly for Japanese visitors. NO English information. The admission fee is about 500 Yen. Visit if you are a fan and want to feel nostalgic about his comics.

  • Muro Saisei Kinenkan Museum
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    34 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Sennichimachi 3-22
    A museum dedicated to sharing the work and achievements of celebrated Kanazawa literary master Muro Saisei. The museum is built on the site of Muro's family home, and nearby you can find the Sai River, origin of the writer's name, as well as the Uhoin Temple where Muro spent much of his childhood. The museum has two floors. the first floor contains two standing exhibition rooms, while the second floor has an additional standing exhibition room as well as a special exhibition room. The museum displays artwork from the covers of Muro's books as well as original manuscripts written in Muro's own hand. There is a recitation corner on the second floor where you can listen to passages from the artist's books and many of his poems.

    This is not on most of the must see lists but this is a wonderful museum with wonderful explanations.

  • Tokuda Shusei Kinenkan Museum
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-19-1
    A museum located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture dedicated to collecting, preserving, and displaying items connected to the works of Shusei Tokuda, considered one of the three great literary masters of Kanazawa. The museum's collection primarily consists of items which belonged to the author, drafts written in Tokuda's own hand, letters, and first edition books. The museum's standing exhibition traces the author's life and celebrates his achievements. There's also an exhibit which recreates the library Tokuda enjoyed while alive and an audio corner where you can use tablet and hear excerpts from the author's works read aloud. If you make a reservation at least one week in advance, you can receive a guided tour of the museum from a volunteer.

    Thus small but entertaining museum is in honour of one of kanasawas great writers and philosophers. Many of his stories are retold using puppetry and are very enjoyable. The museum is right by the...

  • Ishikawa Zeniya Gohei Memorial Hall Zenigo Hall
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    4 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kanaiwahonmachi Ro 55
    This museum memorializes Zeniya Gohei, a maritime merchant who lived at the end of the Edo period, engaged in trade across Japan and with other nations during a time of national isolation using kitamaebune cargo ships, and supported the one million “koku” economy of Kaga. The museum was built in 1997 to honor the man’s foresight and achievements, collect and conserve items connected to the merchant, and provide information on him. An animated video shown in the museum presents a good portion of Gohei’s life. Visitors can also get a sense of what shipping was like at the time via a 1/4th scale kitamaebune cargo ship. The adjoining Zenigo no Yakata was once the merchant’s home and three-story kura warehouse, moved to this site and restored to its full glory. Visitors can view articles which belonged to the man and his family and imagine what life was like then.

    The executive director personally showed us around and explained the detailed story of this tragic family. If you are familiar with Japanese history, especially Edo era, it will be a very interesting...

  • Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa Port Ohno Karakuri Memorial Museum
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Onomachi 4 Part 2 - 29
    "A museum located on the tip of Kanazawa Port which presents the achievements of mechanical doll maker Ono Benkichi, displays Japanese karakuri mechanical dolls, and contains interactive exhibits on karakuri. Ono was an inventor who lived in Ono Village (now Ono Town) in Ishikawa District at the end of the Edo period. Using what was then cutting edge technology, Ono created a variety of inventions, and the karakuri dolls he crafted during his lifetime are a testament to his mechanical skills. The museum presents the world of Japanese karakuri dolls with a focus on Ono. The museum's exhibits include well-known karakuri dolls such as a tea carrying doll, and also occasionally holds demonstrations which enable visitors to view the dolls in action up close. Visitors can also see a ""nozoki karakuri,"" a mechanical stage show consisting of a series of pictures viewed through a peephole which was popular with children in the Edo period. Twice a month, the museum holds interactive workshops for elementary school aged children."
  • Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimoshinchou 2-3
    The Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum is a museum in the Shimoshin-cho district of Kanazawa City, dedicated to the life and works of author Izumi Kyoka. Built on the site of Izumi’s childhood home, the Museum uses displays of Izumi’s first editions and manuscripts, personal items, etc., as well as special thematic exhibitions, to help visitors develop a closer understanding of the world that Izumi portrayed in his fiction, as well as his own literary career. Talks on various subjects relating to Izumi Kyoka are held in Museum’s lecture hall on an occasional basis.
  • Ekitani Memorial
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    Noto, Ishikawa-cho, Ushitsu Lee 112-5 Tojimayama park
  • Chiyojonosatohaikukan
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Tonomachi 57-1

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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