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Mirei Shigemori Residence

2 Reviews
Art Museum
Open on Tue-Sun,11:00am-12:00am,2:00pm-4:00pm
Address: 34 Yoshidakamiojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8312, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone: +81-75-7618776

What people are saying:

In Japanese culture, the garden is a place where promise, cultivation and growth are intertwined. Wabi-sabi makes the garden a place where there is more than just growth. Here, the stone and the moss convey the eternity of time, and the garden is like a motto that draws people to think about the passage of time and our short lives. This mansion was originally an academy-style building of the Suzuka family from the Yoshida Shrine family, and was built in the Edo period by Sanrei Shigemori in his twilight years. Limited by scale and conditions, this may not be his best garden, but it must be his carefully carved work, because this is his home.

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  • C.W. V
    C.W. V

    Incorrect website info.

    This tiny garden is only open for guided tours that have been booked beforehand!! The Mirei Shigemori website on top of Google's search page (with the Google map) did not mention this. When we arrived...

    Reviewed on /Date(1493663359000+0800)/
  • Dianne V
    Dianne V
    Santa Barbara, California, USA

    Don't miss it!

    If you like dry Japanese gardens with a contemporary edge, don't miss the work of Shigemori, here at his former residence. The tour is brief, in Japanese, but that doesn't stand in the way of enjoyin...

    Reviewed on /Date(1492419949000+0800)/
  • Daniel B
    Daniel B
    Seattle, Washington, USA

    Breathtaking "dry landscape" of modern master's home

    I have become very enamored of the work of this modern master and took the chance to take this tour, even though I don't really speak Japanese. You get to see his house and the amazing garden he built...

    Reviewed on /Date(1443393225000+0800)/
  • Mary D
    Mary D
    Portland, Oregon, USA

    It's OK to visit, even if you don't speak Japanese!

    I visited the Shigemori residence in May 2013. I had been warned that the tour would be conducted only in Japanese, but that I was welcome to visit. I was lucky enough to be with a Japanese friend who...

    Reviewed on /Date(1375768703000+0800)/
    Vancouver, Canada

    Only Japanese speaking visitor are allowed to visit the residence!

    I am a big admirer of Shigemori’s work and was really looking forward to see his home. My Japanese friend called the Mirei Shigemori Residence to get a reservation and was told I can visit the residen...

    Reviewed on /Date(1350990143000+0800)/

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