Ryushi Memorial Hall was established in 1963 by the master of modern Japanese painting Kawabata Ryushi (1885-1966) to commemorate the Order of Culture award and his 77th birthday.

It has about 120 works by Ryushi from 1912 to postwar days (1945) that introduce Ryushi’s painting works from diverse perspectives. In the exhibition room, a group of powerful, large-scale pieces can be enjoyed.

His old house and studio are preserved in Ryushi Park across from Ryushi Memorial Hall, and you can feel traces of the painter’s life even now.

Getting there

15-minute walk from the south exit of Nishi-magome Station on the Toei Asakusa Line

More information

  • 4-2-1 Chuo Ota-ku
  • Open 9:00-16:30 (last entry: 16:00), closed Monday (the next day when Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays (12/29-1/3) and Special holidays
  • Adult (older than 16, younger than 65) ¥200, Child (older than 6, younger than 16) ¥100