Setagaya Literary Museum

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Coordinates: 35°40′1.4″N 139°36′32.1″E / 35.667056°N 139.608917°E / 35.667056; 139.608917

Setagaya Literary Museum
Established 1995
Location 1-10-10, Minami Karasuyama, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan 157-0062
Owner Setagaya Bunka Zaidan
Public transit access Roka-kōen Station, Keiō Line
Nearest car park On site
Website 世田谷文学館(Japanese)

The Setagaya Literary Museum (世田谷文学館 Setagaya Bungakukan?) is an art museum in Minami-Karasuyama, Setagaya, Tokyo. It is owned by Setagaya City and operated by Setagaya Cultural Foundation (Setagaya Bunka Zaidan). The museum was founded in April 1995 as a comprehensive museum of modern literature originated from Setagaya. It also functions as a library, as well as museum and archives.

The building was designed by Kenji Sugimura and has two stories. The first floor consists of exhibition rooms and a library that houses about 80,000 collections. The second floor has a larger exhibition space and a conference room. Its construction area is 1,527.08 square meters and the total floor area is 4,593.92 square meters.[1]

Since this museum was built, it has promoted culture in Setagaya City. Many artists and novelists have connections with this place. In the museum, there are over 90,000 works including materials, such as letters and manuscripts. Visitors can enjoy not only literature, but also movies and music. Besides permanent exhibitions, they have also temporary exhibitions which are changed regularly. Materials and literary works of writers with ties to Setagaya City are available to the public.[2]


  1. ^ Setagaya Literary Museum. "About". 
  2. ^ Setagaya Guide (PDF). Setagaya City. 

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