Current Exhibition

November 18 (Fri) —December 18 (Sun), 2022

*The museum is closed on Monday

Matsuo Bashō and the Art of the Genroku Era

Matsuo Bashō (1644-94) is a haiku poet active in the first half of the Edo period, born in Ueno, Iga province, who became a master haiku poet in Edo. Through travels to the areas traced in Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North) and other later trips in life, Bashō searched for a high literary quality in haiku. His death in Genroku 7 (1694) in Osaka coincides with the time when Genroku culture was just blooming among the townspeople in the kamigata (Kyoto-Osaka) area. This exhibition will display calligraphy and paintings by Bashō, together with artworks by those who admired him, showing the representative arts and crafts of the Genroku era.

Exhibition Schedule



10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)


Monday (The Museum will be open when Monday is a national holiday.),
the year-end and New Year holidays, and the change of exhibits.


2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi,
Fukuoka, 801-0853


Adults: ¥500
High School and College Students: ¥300
Junior High School Students or Younger: Free (with Parent or Guardian)

* ¥200 Discount for Persons with Disability (with Presentation of the Physical Disability Certificate and Free Admission for one Caretaker)


A 8-minute walk from JR Mojikō Station.

Guidelines for Enjoyment of Exhibitions

The museum visitors are reminded of the following for the enjoyment of the Museum by the other visitors.

  • Do not touch the exhibits and the display cases.
  • Do not use the fountain pens or the brushes which may stain the exhibits.
  • Switch off and do not use the mobile phones or activate the silent mode.
  • Do not take photographs.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not eat or drink any food or beverages brought in from outside.
  • Do not engage in acts or behavior which may disturb or annoy the others.
  • Do not bring in any dangerous materials.
  • Leave the umbrellas at the umbrella stand.
  • Do not bring in any animals and pets, except for guide or service dogs.