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The Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation was established on February 25, 1976, based on the wishes of the Japanese scholar and
poet Genyoshi Kadokawa, the founder of Kadokawa Shoten. In the 40 years since its establishment, the foundation has been presenting awards,
providing subsidies and engaging in educational activities related to literature, art and film. On August 1, 2020, we opened the Kadokawa
Musashino Museum, a cultural facility featuring a library, art gallery and museum in Tokorozawa. It was built with the aim of contributing to
the promotion of culture and art and the development of a vibrant and unique community. From its base in the region of Musashino and
Tokorozawa, the foundation will continue to work in the hope of continuing to contribute to Japanese culture, through projects that meet the
needs of the new era.
Photo by Kentaro Shibuya
Forwarding the wishes of the founder of Kadokawa Shoten, Genyoshi Kadokawa, we
celebrate important works of haiku and tanka poetry, and outstanding achievements of
academic research in the fields of Japanese literature, history and culture.
The foundation edits and produces the monthly magazines "Haiku" and "Tanka" as well as publications of great cultural significance and specialized knowledge, such as research and academic books, and collections of haiku and tanka.
In addition to operating a library, a museum complex, and the MusashinoReiwa Shrine,
where prayer services and rituals are held, the foundation manages and operates the
nearby Musashino Jurin Park.
The foundation also implements other plans and projects in order to promote cultural
arts that meet the needs of the new era.