Kenji Miyazawa was a talented writer with accomplishments in a wide range of fields including poetry, literature, agriculture and science. The Miyazawa Kenji Memorial Museum is located at the top of Mount Koshio in his hometown of Hanamaki.
The museum is based on the subject areas of science, art, the universe, religion and agriculture and includes displays of both videos and documents. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the author’s personality though the displays of his personal belongings and manuscripts. The museum also outlines his creative process and the results of his scientific research all of which serves as an inspiration to all who visit! In addition to the museum café and gift shop, the lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the city of Hanamaki.
Miyazawa’s creativity is also on display in the south-facing flower garden and floral sundial reproduction based on his original design at Polan Square.
The Miyazawa Kenji Ihatov Centre and Miyazawa Kenji Fairy Tale Village are nearby. After exploring these museums, visitors come away with a deeper understanding of his imaginary worlds.
For particular fans a monument of Kenji Miyazawa can be found in the grounds of the former private institute of agriculture “Rasu Chijin Kyokai” founded by Kenji himself. Part of his famous poem “Amenimo Makezu” (strong in the rain) is inscribed on the monument by the acclaimed artist Kotaro Takamura.
Adults: 350 yen
Students: 250 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: 150 yen
*Group discounts are available
- Opening Times
- Closed: From December 28 to January 1
- 3 minutes by bus from Shin-Hanamaki Station on Tohoku Shinkansen Line
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