Learn about KCM

Photo:Kenshu Shintsubo

Museum overview

Name Kadokawa Culture Museum
Address 3-31-3 Higashi-Tokorozawa Wada, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama 359-0023, Japan
Operated by Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation
Description A cultural complex built on the concept of fusing together a library, an art museum, and a natural history museum. Under the supervision of Seigow Matsuoka (editorial engineer), Hiroshi Aramata (natural historian), and Shingo Jinno (researcher of arts and art education), the Museum aspires to be a hub for sharing all genres of art - from mainstream culture to pop culture - in a multifaceted manner.

Architecture overview

Building Five stories
Total floor area Approx. 12,000 m2
Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Construction Kajima Corporation
Construction management Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd.

About the logo

The art director Masahiro Kakinokihara, who directed the design of the logo for Tokorozawa Sakura Town, also directed the design of this logo for KCM. The triangle symbolizes books, art, and natural history, and also represents an arrow pointing to the next generation. A polyhedron appears if the lines are extended from the three corners of the triangle to the corners of the outer polygon, expressing that KCM is committed to evolving with the times, the perspectives and perceptions of which are becoming multifaceted.