Rakushisha

Rakushisha
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Feb, 15, 2019
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Rakushisha was built around 1685 as a second house for the haiku poet Mukai Kyorai, who was a student of the famous Matsuo Basho. Rakushisha, meaning "falling persimmon fruit" in Japanese, is said to be named for the fruit of the 40 persimmon trees in the garden that fell overnight. Kyorai’s famous teacher actually visited and stayed three times at the residence as the two were quite close. This place is also well-documented in his teacher’s journal, "The Saga Diary (Saga nikki)." Also on site are exhibits of 13 haiku written by Gatori and Kyorai and as well as sayings of Takahama Kyoshi engraved in a stone monument. The straw-thatched roof of this building evokes the peace and tranquility of the past. Try imagining what Kyorai’s life was like and you may feel inspired to write a haiku yourself here to submit to the seasonal magazine “Rakushisha.” If your haiku is selected, not only will it be published in the magazine, but a copy of the issue will also be sent to you.

Information of Spot Detail
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〒616-8391

20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Telephone Number

075-881-1953

Spot Types

Sights

Business Hours

9:00 to 17:00
January, February 10:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday

December 31st, January 1st

Fee

250yen

Transportaion

15 minute walk from Arashiyama Station, JR Saga Line
About 30 minute walk from Arashiyama Station on Hankyu Railway
About 50 minute bus ride from JR Kyoto Station, Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau bus, get off at (Saga Shougakkou-mae), 10 minute walk from the stop

Official Homepage

http://www.rakushisha.jp/

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Prefecture

Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima
Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Fukui Yamanashi Nagano
Shiga Kyoto Osaka Hyogo Nara Wakayama
Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi
Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kochi
Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima