The Nawikawa Cloisonné Museum is located in a small villa lost in the narrow streets south of Heian Jingu. This residence, built in 1894, was the home of Namikawa Yasuyuki an artist of the Meiji and Taisho periods. Namikawa started his career of cloisonné artist at 28. Cloisonne is an old technique for decorating metallic objects. It consists in building wire frame enclosures in which enamel of different colors is poured. Every outline of every coloured region in the drawing is first delimited by wires, then enamel is poured and the piece is cooked, and finally polished. The museum has around 130 pieces from Namikawa. Namikawa earned a few international prizes, among which is the Exposition Internationale de Paris. This made him famous worldwide and resulted in many foreigners visiting him in Kyoto. The villa also has many sliding partitions that use glass instead of rice paper which was very unusual at the time. Besides the museum, the villa has a nice photogenic garden with a pond that reaches under the main building making it appear to float upon the pond.