Kitchoan Museum

Art Museum
This art museum was founded by Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japanese confectionery and maker of complex treats like Suikanshuku (dried persimmons stuffed with white sweet bean paste) and Gozenguri (chestnut dumplings). The founding principle was a desire to have more people see and admire pieces gathered as dishes for sweets. It holds pieces by master potters like Kitaoji Rosanjin and Miyagawa Kozan's Makuzu ware. It is located on the second and third floors of the main shop, found a 10-minute walk from Okayama Station south on Shiyakusho Dori Avenue. In addition to their permanent exhibit of Okayama's traditional craftwork Bizen ware, and they also display a variety of tea ceremony utensils and utensils used for cha-kaiseki (meal served before the tea ceremony). The museum shop also sells items with designs based on the work of Kitaoji Rosanjin and Makuzu Kozan.

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Address
Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Saiwaicho 7-28
Phone
0863641005
Hours
10:00-17:00 (admission is until 16:30)
Closed
1st/Mar. (Open for Public holidays), New Year's holiday, Exhibition replacement Sunday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults600yen (tax included), Small/Junior high school students 300yen (tax included) * Group (20 people and above) 480yen * Senior citizens (65 and over) 480yen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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