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Shigureden (時雨殿) is a museum in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, centered on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu anthology of waka poems compiled by Fujiwara no Teika in the 13th Century.[1][2][3][4][5] The museum was founded by former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who invested more than $20 million in the facility.[1] Shigureden's Autumn Shower Palace hall was designed by Nintendo game producer Shigeru Miyamoto.[1]

The museum opened its doors on January 27, 2006, featuring an interactive exhibition in its park with poetry-related karuta (like the Uta-garuta), and animated floors, navigated through the use of special Nintendo DS consoles.[2] The museum closed down for renovations on April 1, 2011,[6] and re-opened on March 17, 2012. It was closed for further renovations on March 21, 2017.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Sloan, Daniel (February 15, 2001). Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback. John Wiley & Sons. p. 182. ISBN 9780470826935. 
  2. ^ a b Ashcraft, Brian (March 11, 2009). "Ten Plus Spots Gamers Should Visit In Japan". Kotaku. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Clancy, Judith (2008). Exploring Kyoto: On Foot in the Ancient Capital. Stone Bridge Press. p. 229. ISBN 9780893469917. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Hector (April 16, 2012). Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462906291. 
  5. ^ Gorges, Florent; Yamazaki, Isao (2008). L'histoire de Nintendo: 1889-1980, des cartes à jouer aux Game & Watch (in French). 1. Pix'n Love. ISBN 9782953050141. 
  6. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (February 22, 2011). "Nintendo-Powered Museum Closes Its Doors". Kotaku. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "「時雨殿」リニューアルのための休館のお知らせ". Shigureden (in Japanese). Retrieved December 5, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 35°00′49″N 135°40′26″E / 35.013696°N 135.673766°E / 35.013696; 135.673766