A popular tourist spot to feel Japan Vol.18 Karuizawa, a popular tourist spot every season Feel the breath of writers “Muro Saisei Kinenkan Museum”
Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture is a famous area of resort and villas in Japan.
Karuizawa has an elevation of 1,000 meters.
During the summer season, some people need a thin jacket because there is cool.
In the winter season, it’s able to enjoy the view and entertainments as the winter in the clear air.
That it why here is the active tourist spot by a lot of tourists through a year.
If you use the Shinkansen, it takes about 1 hour from Tokyo, and it’s also one of attractions of there.
In the winter season, sometimes the plains of shivery white record −15℃, but the view of Mt. Asamasan
with snow and countless stars in the sky are extremely beautiful.
The curling experience in the ice park and skiing in the marvelous view are also popular.
One of viewpoints is
“Muro Saisei Kinenkan Museum”
that renovated a villa of Saisei MURO who is a poet and also a novelist lived since the Taisho Period
to the Showa Period.
But unfortunately, this is closed during this season.
(It’ll open from the end of April to November 3rd.)
This villa was built in 1931.
Saisei visited here every summer until 1961, when is a year before that he passed, and even he communicated
with famous writers like Yasunarai KAWABATA and Nagoya SHIGA.
There is the rich green and mossy garden and the historic Japanese traditional house with Japanese atmosphere.
As for its beautiful tatami floored room, the largest one is with 8 tatami mats.
Then, there are rooms with 6 tatami mats, 4 and a half tatami mats, and 3 tatami mats.
There are the tatami, the shoji (paper sliding door), the alcove, and the writing desk.
This calmed Japanese room remains former atmosphere, and it brings the breath of writers who visited here.
We may say this is the place where made a page of Japanese literary history.
Karuizawa is a place where wants to visit through a year; we can see flowers in the spring season,
autumn leaves in the autumn season, and so on.
Spring has come from now on.
Source of photos;http://karuizawa-an.com/archives/9071