Man is shackled by preconceived ideas, set theories.
In art, as in science, people's minds have blinders--established theories--
which deprive them of liberty of thought.
Wishing to maintain my freedom to doubt,
I have named this museum the Kahitsukan,
to indicate that it and all things (Ka) might not really (hitsu) be as one is led to believe.
I only hope that somehow it will make an original contribution to beauty.

Yoshitomo Kajikawa
Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art , Director

Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Location 271, Kitagawa, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 JAPAN
Telephone 075-525-1311
FAX 075-525-0611

Museum Hours 10:00 - 17:30 (admission till 17:00)
Closed Monday, year-end-year-beginning period, exhibition preparation period.
Admission Fees General 1000yen / Student 800yen
Exhibition Galleries Basement through 5th floor
Inauguranted November, 1981
Museum Design Yoshitomo Kajikawa + Kajikawa Architects
Collections Modern and Contemporary paintings, craft works and photographs centering around the museum's three major artists; Kagaku Murakami, Kaoru Yamaguchi, Rosanjin Kitaoji.
Special Exhibitions Special exhibitions are held in spring and autumn every year with all the gallery space devoted to them.

Travel Directions 3 minutes on foot from Keihan Shijo station,
5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi station
2 minutes on foot from Kyoto city bus "Gion" bus stop


Elevator Hall

Entrance Hall

Sun Garden

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