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Calligraphy Museum

Travel Guide - Calligraphy Museum


Calligraphy Museum was founded by Fusetsu Nakamura, an artist of western painting and oriental calligraphy, in 1936. The museum holds approximately 16,000 pieces of Chinese and Japanese fine arts.
The museum consists of the Main Hall and the Fusetsu Nakamura Memorial Hall. While the former mainly exhibits tortoise-shell inscriptions, bronze-vessels, stone monuments, bronze mirrors and Buddhist statures. The latter exhibits rubbed copies of stone monument, ancient Chinese manuscripts, a number of materials related to "Shodo", or calligrapher born in the 19th century. One of the world's most treasured works in the collection was written with a brush some 1,300 years ago. You may fall under the spell of its beautiful Kanji characters.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 29 - January 3

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Uguisudani Station
  • 8 minutes walk from Nippori Station on the JR lines, Keisei Main Line (KS02), or Nippori-Toneri Liner

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-10-4, Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0003


SDChineseMuseum @SDCHM - 2019-02-24
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Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-22
The Art of Islamic Calligraphy exhibition opened in Astana

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ShanghaiEye @ShanghaiEye - 2019-02-22
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko watched an exhibition called 'Unrivaled Calligraphy: #YanZhenqing and… https://t.co/I45zI4cHbV
Shannen Donovan @shannend29 - 2019-02-22
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Verses Praising the Prophet Muhammad from the Gulistan by Sa'di, calligraphic composition
Ottoman, 19th… https://t.co/uxagDvOmIe
Adam Brenneman Ramer @RamerAdam - 2019-02-21
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Eddie Du @Edourdoo - 2019-02-21
State media say the work being lent by the museum in Taipei was an indispensable part of China’s cultural heritage… https://t.co/Zv0WJw8eGK
Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-20
Original tour “Russian Writing. Inking of Words”

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Derrell Piper @ddp - 2019-02-20
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Erica Payet @EricaPayet - 2019-02-20
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Letterforms @Letter_forms - 2019-02-20
The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow
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Sindy Chan @organpipecoral - 2019-02-20
Found this piece of calligraphy by Madam Fang Zhao-ling 方召麐 (mother of Mrs. Anson Chan from Hong Kong) in London Na… https://t.co/FnyrK1nvhj
Futaba Hiramatsu @2Ga95BQpJCWLbV7 - 2019-02-18
Mr.Yamada teacher came my home.
He is very great calligrapher.
He knew me since I was 1 year old.
He… https://t.co/nOGLF1NwXy
SDChineseMuseum @SDCHM - 2019-02-17
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テレサ @ariadne32391 - 2019-02-17
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テレサ @ariadne32391 - 2019-02-17
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Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-16
Next Stop China – Saint Petersburg exhibition proceeds in Saint Petersburg

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Pen Museum & Shop @thepenmuseum - 2019-02-16
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Sheerar Museum @SheerarMuseum - 2019-02-16
Come on out to our Final Friday Art Crawl after hours to see a demonstration of the beautiful art of calligraphy! F… https://t.co/CMIFVJ6gOi
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Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-15
Mikhail Piotrovsky presented his new book in Saint Petersburg

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Futharkivist @futharkivist - 2019-02-15
@NewberryLibrary Love it! Continuation of medieval manuscript decoration calligraphy-style? Duck-riding marginal we… https://t.co/ZrxRyeEFBq
HEDGE energy @HEDGEenergy - 2019-02-15
Calligraphy relic sparks outrage in China after Taiwan loans it to Japan museum https://t.co/HHC9TnvrxX

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China Daily @ChinaDaily - 2019-02-14
'I am very much inspired by Chinese calligraphy. ' said @JonOne156, a graffiti artist from New York. He is one of t… https://t.co/Xd9dxMxFO9
Extra Special Touch @estembroidery - 2019-02-14
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Aimi Shinohara @shinopara - 2019-02-13
My Japanese calligraphy works were accepted for Sogen exhibition🎉
The Kanji work will be displayed in Tokyo Metropo… https://t.co/opaMEXoSBC
Elena @ykovyazina - 2019-02-13
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Where In Tokyo @WhereInTokyo - 2019-02-13
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Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-12
Visiting Rice Paper Factory

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Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2019-02-12
Visiting Rice Paper Factory

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Marin Mommies @marinmommies - 2019-02-12

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