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Modern Literature Museum: Modern Literature Museum (石川近代文学館)


General Information

Facility: Modern Literature Museum

2-2-5 Hirosaka Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0962

Phone: +81-76-262-5464 
FAX: +81-76-261-1609
19:30-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed: New Year's Holidays

About the Facility:

The Modern Literature Museum was opened in1968 at the former book stacks building of Kyūsei daishi kōutō gakkō 旧制第四高等学校. It is the second literature museum next to the Museum of Modern Literature.  Ishikawa prefecture produced many creators including  Izumi Kyōka (泉鏡花), Tokuda Shūsei (徳田秋声) and Murō Saisei (室生犀星), known as the best three literature greats.  The museum exhibits their literary works, writing drafts, favorite objects, etc.

Related Link(s)

Links to related libraries and literature museum is available on their webpage.

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: N/A


Permanent Exhibition: 

  • Original manuscripts of engraved writing onTokuda Shūsei (徳田秋聲) stone monument at Mount Utatsu (卯辰山).

  • Final draft of Giketsu kyōketsu (義血侠血): A novel written by Izumi Kyōka (泉鏡花) in his early days.

  • Manuscript for Ai no shishū (愛の詩集): Murō Saisei (室生犀星)'s first poem collection.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

Online Resource(s)



  • By Bus:
    • From JR Kanazawa station (金沢駅) east exit, please take Hokuriku tetsudō Bus (北陸鉄道バス)
    • Please get off at Kōrinbō atrio mae (?) 香林坊アトリオ前​
  • Walk to the museum (about 2 minutes)

How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Museum


  • General Admission Fee:
General Admission
College Students
High School
and younger
Individual 350 yen 280 yen Free
Group 280 yen 220 yen Free


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