Kamakura Museum of Literature
The Kamakura Museum of Literature or Kamakura Bungakukan is a small museum that contains material on the subject of writers who have lived in Kamakura. Displayed are personal effects, manuscripts & first editions owned by more than a hundred writers of Japanese literature, including Soseki Natsume and Kawabata Yasunari, as well as film director Yasujiro Ozu. The museum is housed in a beautiful villa overlooking the Shonan Coast. The villa was originally owned by the Maeda family and was the setting for an important scene from the novel "Spring Snow" by Yukio Mishima.