Special Autumn Exhibiti: Commemorating the 120th Anniversary of Osaragi Jiro’s birth Osaragi Jiro and his 501 Cats

Suitcho Neko (“Suitcho the Cat”)

Exhibit Period

First Half: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, October 22, 2017
(exhibit will be changed October 23-26—museum closed),
Second Half: Friday, October 27 – Sunday, November 26, 2017

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Museum closed

September 19, 25; October 2, 10, 16, 30; November 6, 13, 20 (exhibit will be changed October 23-26-museum closed)

Admission Fee

Adults: 700 (630) yen High School, College Students: 400 (360) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


      Known for writings such as Kurama Tengu (“The Tengu of Mt. Kurama”), Paris Moyu (“Paris is Burning”) and Tennono Seiki (“Century of Emporers”), Osaragi Jiro, literary master of the Showa Era, was such a cat lover he is quoted as saying “Cats are my companions for life,” and he was always surrounded by a dozen or more cats. He produced some sixty volumes of writing dealing with cats, including the longtime best-selling children’s book, Suitcho Neko (“Suitcho the Cat”). In commemorating the 120th anniversary of Osaragi’s birth, we will reflect on his works, and introduce his diverse collection of cat dolls, cat ukiyo-e and other cat-related pieces.

Museum Talk

Museum Talk: Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, October 28  (PM13:30~)