The Kiki’s Museum of Literature (Eiko Kadono Children’s Literature Museum, Edogawa-ku) will open in Nagisa Park in Minami-Kasai, Tokyo, on November 3 (Friday, national holiday).
The museum expresses the world of children’s literature author Eiko Kadono, known as the author of “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and other works. The concept color is “strawberry,” and the interior of the museum is designed in the image of the town of Koriko, the setting of “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Kengo Kuma designed the museum, and art director Rio Kuboshima designed the interior.
On the first floor, visitors can see a projection mapping of characters from Eiko Kadono’s best-known works and read Kadono’s books as well as children’s books and picture books from around the world that she personally selected.On the second floor, there is “Eiko’s Atelier,” a corner modeled after Kakuno’s work space, where handwritten manuscripts, paints and other stationery are displayed, and a gallery where special exhibitions related to Eiko Kadono and children’s literature are held every six months.
The first of the special exhibitions, “Witch Majo Exhibition,” which introduces Eiko Kadono’s collection of “witch dolls” from around the world, will be held from November 3 (Friday, national holiday) to April 8, 2024 (Monday).