About the Museum Access & Appraisal

KONDO Museum opened in 1987.
Yuzo Kondo was designated a living national treasure and left a remarkable legacy to Japanese ceramics. He was born in 1902 on the very site of this memorial museum, just outside the gate of Kiyomizu Temple.At the age of 12, he entered the training facility of the Ceramics Laboratory to learn to use the potter’s wheel.It was there that he met Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada.
Starting when he was 19, he spent three years as an assistant to Kenkichi Tomimoto in Nara.

He established his own studio in the same area when he was 22. There he devoted himself to refining his artistic vision and perfecting his technique.
Thus he was able to reach new heights in his work and gained a reputation as the finest master of the blue and white porcelain known as sometsuke.
Every man’s way of thinking and character owe a great deal to his environment.
We hope that every one who has joined us today will gain a deeper understanding of Yuzo Kondo a man and artist through the works on display and the memorial museum itself.

Museum Address
1-287, Kiyomizu (Chawanzaka),
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
605-0862
Contact
TEL +81 (0)75-561-2917
Building Information
1F Gallery・Cafe Bar

2F Exhibition space(Nennendo)
Opening Hours
11:00~18:00
Closing Date
Wednesday
Admission Fee
¥1,000 (refreshment included)
From JR Kyoto Station
City Bus #206
Get off at Gojozaka (五条坂)
From Keihan KiyomizuGojo
15 mins
by walk
From Shijo Kawaramachi
City Bus#58・86・106・207
Get off at Gojozaka
Museum Address
1-287, Kiyomizu (Chawanzaka),
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
605-0862
Contact
TEL +81 (0)75-561-2917
Building Information
1F Gallery・Cafe Bar

2F Exhibition space(Nennendo)
Opening Hours
11:00~18:00
Closing Date
Wednesday
Admission Fee
¥1,000 (refreshment included)
From JR Kyoto Station
City Bus #206
Get off at Gojozaka (五条坂)
From Keihan KiyomizuGojo
15 mins
by walk
From Shijo Kawaramachi
City Bus#58・86・106・207
Get off at Gojozaka

Certificate of Authenticity

The Kondo Museum offers appraisal of Yuzo Kondo work with a certificate of appraisal. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone for this service. Final judgment will not be possible by photos only.
Ambiguous works may be on the market for which buyers sometimes ask for appraisal. Please use caution and contact us if you have any questions.

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