The Shinchosha Memorial Literature Museum in Kakunodate celebrates locally-born Giryo Sato the founder of Shinchosha, a well-known, family-owned Japanese publishing company founded in 1896 as well the authors and their works published by the company.
Photographs, original manuscripts and CDs can be seen of works by such Japanese authors as Shimazaki Toson (1872-1943) and Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927). The entrance door to the museum has an engraving from "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata.
Shinchosha awards the annual Shinchosha Fantasy Novel Prize.
The Shinchosha Memorial Literature Museum is located across the road from Nishinomiya House on Tamachi Bukeyashiki Street and is about a 10-15 minute walk from Kakunodate Station.
Shinchosha Memorial Literature Museum
Tel: 0187 43 3333
Hours: 9am-5pm; closed Monday
Admission: 300 Yen
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