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Yotsuya Simon Doll Museum – Tan Ou Sou四谷シモン人形館 淡翁荘

Art Museum

This doll museum is about an eight-minute walk from the Sakaide Station. The museum is operated and supported by the Kamada Soy Sauce Group, known for its dashi-shoyu. On display in this European style building, within the Kamada Shoyu main factory grounds are 23 differing fantastical ball-in-joint wooden dolls that the artist Simon Yotsuya created. In the Tan Ou Sou gallery, the building itself being a registered Tangible Cultural Property, one can find dolls tucked away in every possible location like the vault, the restroom, and the closets. The Ozawa Tsuyoshi Sanuki Museum of Soy Sauce Art, which displays brush paintings using soy sauce as a medium, and the Kamada Foundation Museum, which preserves and displays historical manuscripts and research works, both adjoin this museum. Many visitors tour all three museums together.

place

Kagawa Sakaide-shi Honmachi 1-6-35 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877451111
place

10:00-16:00

Review of Yotsuya Simon Doll Museum - Tanouso

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/06 とてもリアルな人形
坂出にある鎌田醤油が運営する鎌田ミュージアムの一角にある人形館。建物自体が昭和初期に建てられた鎌田醤油の迎賓館だった淡翁荘。建物や内装、調度品も一見の価値ありです。館内には23体の人形が「住んで」いる。その多くがケースにも入らずに、間近に鑑賞でき、写真撮影も可能です。人形の表情はいきいきとしており、そのまま動き出して話し出すのではないかと、思わせるほどの出来栄え。襖の中や金庫の中、トイレの中にも...
Reviewed:2019/04/20 四谷シモン人形館と村上春樹ワールドは繋がっているかも・・
香川県坂出市に四谷シモン人形館があります。JR坂出駅から徒歩4-5分です。
海辺のカフカの私設図書館のモデルになった郷土資料館の近くでもあります。
金...
Reviewed:2019/03/19 骨太の人形愛
もし私が…このように崇高なシモンドールを所持していたのなら誰の眼にも触れさせずに永遠に独り占めしているでしょう…

それを凝りに凝った芸術作品の淡翁荘というシックなお屋敷にお連れして、それぞれのお方が居心地の良い場所を見付けてもう百年も住み続けていらっしゃる様な姿を一般公開なさるなんて…何という奇想天外で大胆不敵な試みでしょう。

何年か前に西宮の大谷美術館で四谷シモン展を拝見し、そのエネルギッシ...

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Address
Kagawa Sakaide-shi Honmachi 1-6-35 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0877451111
Hours
10:00-16:00
Closed
Monday-Thursday, Buddhist vacation/New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee]500yen
Parking Lot
Available(4spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Not allowed (* Can be entered if accompanied by a guardian)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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