The museum opened in 1985 with the aim of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the handwritten manuscripts, letters, and treasured objects of writers with links to Kamakura. There are easily more than 300 writers who lived in or spent time in Kamakura. The museum presents the whole range from the classics to contemporary works, including Yasunari Kawabata, Jiro Osaragi, and others among the Kamakura literati.
|Address||1－5－3 Hase, Kamakura-city, Kanagawa, JAPAN 248-0016|
|Open||March-September 9:00～17:00（last admission at 16：30）
October- February 9:00～16:30 (last admission at 16：00）
|Closed||Monday（when Monday falls on a holiday, the museum is opened）,
The year-end and New Year holidays (12/29-1/3),
and periods for display changes.
|Admission||Varies depending on the exhibition|
|Access||About 7-minutes walk from Yuigahama Station on the Enoden Line|