Gallery Aki, which is housed in what was once a traditional liquor shop in Zaimokuza, features the photos of Yoshiaki’s father, a popular local cameraman who captured many beautiful shots of daily life in Kamakura. Behind the gallery is Yoshiaki’s atelier, where he creates intricate wood carvings.
The gallery space may also be rented by other artists to show their works. In either case, the gallery still runs as a cafe serving keema curry, chicken rice, and various drinks including coffee, tea, and chai.
Gallery Aki also showcases a brand of honey called ‘Echonica’ which comes in 5 varieties and is made exclusively from Japanese bee colonies. With names like ‘Hana Matsuri’ (Flower Festival) and ‘Minami’ (Beautiful Wave), these products make for ideal souvenirs (and allow you to show your support small-scale Japanese farmers). The shop also sells scarves, jewelry, and other decorative items.
Open: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays.
Zaimokuza 1-4-5, 0467-22-0930 (in Japanese) Map