Cultural Path Futaba Museum—Former Residence of Sadayakko Kawakami Web Site


With its striking orange Western-style roof, grand parlor dappled with light through stained-glass windows and serenely traditional Japanese-style rooms, this fine example of East-West cultural fusion and heady Taisho-era romanticism has been restored to its rightful place as one of the major attractions of the Cultural Path that wends from Nagoya Castle to Tokugawaen. The former home of "Japan’s first actress", Sadayakko Kawakami, and the "king of electric power", Momosuke Fukuzawa, from the Taisho era to the early Showa era has been relocated and restored, and now stores and displays a marathon range of Sadayakko-related materials as well as literature with a connection to the local area.

Visitor Information
Access to the Futaba Museum
History of Futaba Museum
The changing faces of the former residence of Sadayakko Kawakami / The relocation and restoration of the former residence of Sadayakko Kawakami / Sadayakko Kawakami / Momosuke Fukuzawa
Floor Guide
Futabakan layout / Futabakan photo / Detailed exhibit information / Volunteer guides Information
Welcome to the Cultural Path
What is the Cultural Path? / Recommended walking routes and sites of interest / Significant people / Places linked to Sadayakko and Momosuke
Places linked to Sadayakko and Momosuke