Handa-City Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum
(Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan)
A Fascinating Building to Celebrate Niimi Nankichi
This museum was built in honor of Nankichi Niimi, a native of Handa-City and the highly acclaimed author of "Gon, the Little Fox", "Buying Mittens" and other famous children's tales, which led him to be widely regarded as "the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan." Having lost his mother when he was only 4 years old, upon turning 8 in 1921 his maternal grandmother took him and they lived in a house that previously occupied the land where this museum currently sits.