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Welcome to the Matsuyama City
Shiki Memorial Museum
Masaoka Shiki was a scholar of literature (one of the greatest haiku poets in Japan) who was born and raised in Matsuyama. Shiki-related documents, photographs, and paintings are on display, along with exhibits about Matsuyama's history.
The Matsuyama Municipal Shiki Memorial Museum, which opened on April 2, 1981, is a literary museum established with the goals of acquainting more people with Matsuyama and deepening the knowledge and understanding of Matsuyama’s traditional culture and literature, via the life and work of Masaoka Shiki.
The ivory-colored exterior of the building and its copper-plated roof, which were designed to suggest a traditional Japanese kura, or storehouse, lend it a Meiji atmosphere and harmonize well with the surrounding greenery of Dogo Park. The doors at the front entrance and the latticework decorating the second floor windows borrow cover designs from Hototogisu, a haiku magazine Shiki helped found.
- Open daily except Mondays and days following national holidays
- May 〜 October 9:00 a.m. 〜 6:00 p.m.(last entry 5:30p.m.)
- November 〜 April 9:00 a.m. 〜 5:00 p.m.(last entry 4:30p.m.)
Group (20+) 320yen
Student (up to high school) free
- Photography is not permitted in the museum galleries.
- Food and drinks are permitted only in designated areas.
Trained volunteers are available to guide you through the museum galleries. Please call the museum for reservations at least two days ahead.
Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum
1-30 Dogo Koen, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0857
Tel 089-931-5566 FAX 089-934-3416