About Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
The museum, themed on Sima Liaotaro’s epic masterpiece “Sakagami no Une no kumo,” depicts the legendary lives of the novel’s three main characters-Akiyama Yoshitaka, Akiyama Masayuki, and Masaoka Kogi-supported by a background introduction to the development of Japan and Matsuyama throughout the Meiji period. If you are a fan of the novel or the TV series, you will feel a strong sense of belonging when you visit this place. Designed by the famous designer Tadao Ando, the museum is extremely visually stunning.
How to get there
2 minutes walk from Songjiang city streetcar stop
3 Chome-20 Ichibanchō, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime-ken 790-0001, Japan
The Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum designed by Tadao Ando is just a three-minute walk from the Odori Station. The museum was opened on April 28, 2007, and is based on the theme of “Sakagami-no-un”, an epic poem by Ryotaro Sima.
A very interesting museum worth visiting
At first, I added this attraction to my itinerary because of the architecture. However, after I came to the museum, it is worth seeing the whole museum besides the building. The museum is completely dedicated to the novel “Sakagami no yumo” and introduces the Meiji era when Japan started to become a modern nation through a chronology, materials, and influences. Although I have not seen “Saka no Ue no Kumo ” at all, the museum also shows the various periods of Matsuyama and is still full of rewards.
Sakagami-no-un Museum is a museum dedicated to Sima Ryotaro’s epic novel “Sakagami-no-un” and designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando. The museum is based on the concept of “turning Matsuyama City into a museum without a roof” and depicts Japan in the Meiji era, when the country was developing rapidly as a modern nation, by telling the legendary lives of Yoshiko, Mayuki, and Kogi. The museum exhibits the footsteps of the three characters described in the novel and materials related to the Meiji era, as well as information about urban development and local resources in Matsuyama to reflect the changes of the times. If you are a fan of “Sakagami no yumo”, this is a must-see.
As a die-hard Tadao Ando fan, how can you not go to Sakagami no Yun ！！！！ Please all Ando fans report here to punch the clock!