The "Kiki's Museum of Literature" (Edogawa Eiko Kadono Children's Literature Museum) opened on November 3, 2023 (Friday, national holiday) in "Nagisa Park" in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, where you can encounter your favorite books inspired by the world of Eiko Kadono, a children's literature author associated with the city and known as the author of "Witch's Delivery Service. The facility is located in Nagisa Park in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo.
The Kiki's Museum of Literature is a children's literature museum that aims to make Ms. Eiko Kadono's works and achievements known to as many people as possible, and to provide a place where children, who will carry the future, can become familiar with children's literature and develop their rich imagination.
Inside the pure white building designed by Kengo Kuma on the hill of Nagisa Park, the strawberry-colored "town of Koriko," the setting of "The Witch's Delivery Service," spreads out and is filled with fun mechanisms such as projection mapping on the walls and the "Black Cat Theater" with four-sided images.
In the library surrounded by bookshelves in the shape of a house, there are not only Eiko Kadono's books, but also children's books and picture books from all over the world that she has personally selected. Children can freely choose books and read their favorite books at their favorite places.
Profile of Eiko Kadono
Born in Tokyo in 1935, Eiko Kadono lived in Kita-Koiwa, Edogawa-ku from the age of 3 to 23. After working for a publishing company, she spent two years in Brazil from the age of 24. In 1970, she made her debut as a writer with "Ruijinho boy, itazunete Brasil" based on her experiences in Brazil. His masterpiece "The Witch's Delivery Service" was made into an animated film by Studio Ghibli in 1989, and in 2018 he won the International Andersen Prize for Writers, the "little Nobel Prize" in children's literature.
|Address||Nagisa Park, 7-3-1 Minami-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||9:30 to 17:30 (admission is until 16:30)|
|Closed*2||Tuesdays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 3)|
|Genre*3||juvenile literature library|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults (15 years old and up) 700 yen (500 yen), Children (4 years old to junior high school students) 300 yen (200 yen)|
|Access*5||From Kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Take Toei Bus〔Kasai 21〕and get off at "Magical Literature Museum Entrance" about 10 minutes. Take Toei Bus〔Kasai 24〕and get off at "Nagisa New Town" (about 10 minutes). From "Kasai Rinkai Koen Station" of JR Keiyo Line Take Toei Bus〔Kasai 21〕and get off at "The Museum of Magical Literature Entrance" (about 10 minutes). 5 minutes walk from each bus stop.|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|