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Calligraphy Museum

Travel Guide - Calligraphy Museum

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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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

Fine Books Magazine @finebooks - 2018-12-13
The Getty Museum Presents 'Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts' https://t.co/KvfbClVltF
Look up Istanbul @Look_upIstanbul - 2018-12-13
Sabanci Museum Calligraphy Exhibition https://t.co/RLkFFTj26q
Manal Ataya @Manalat80 - 2018-12-13
HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi visiting our solo show of Tagalsir Hasan at #shj calligraphy museum @sharjahmuseums https://t.co/s4Jq1Sx4Uo
♎ Aurora Borealis @PropitiousOn3 - 2018-12-13
Page of Calligraphy from the Bellini Album, ca. 1600 #Perisan, Met Museum https://t.co/8ESzOZDVnr
Andrei Tuch @AnTyxEE - 2018-12-12
@SarahTaber_bww Ha! I have a T-shirt from the museum of DT Suzuki, the zen buddhism guy, with his calligraphy spell… https://t.co/wLOrOBoLNL
Elena Percivaldi en @EPercivaldi_en - 2018-12-12
The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents 'Artful Words: #Calligraphy in Illuminated #Manuscripts '
#GettyMuseum… https://t.co/zmPFzKsN0K
Minima Medievalia @MiniMedievalia - 2018-12-12
The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents 'Artful Words: #Calligraphy in Illuminated #Manuscripts '
#GettyMuseum… https://t.co/ruNC9lF1YD
PercevalArcheostoria @PercevalAS - 2018-12-12
The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents 'Artful Words: #Calligraphy in Illuminated #Manuscripts '
#GettyMuseum… https://t.co/I9ppudehqC
Storie&Archeostorie @StorieArcheo - 2018-12-12
The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents 'Artful Words: #Calligraphy in Illuminated #Manuscripts '
#GettyMuseum… https://t.co/CrZHI6qBT2
Yona Schuh @yonaschuh - 2018-12-12
@AmandaFoody I had a Japanese calligraphy exhibition at an Austrian Museum
𝔸𝕣𝕥 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕦𝕞 𝔹𝕠𝕥 @art_museum_bot - 2018-12-12
The 'Tale of Genji' Album (Genji monogatari gajō), Part 1
Paintings with Calligraphy
Japanese, Muromachi period, re… https://t.co/JPYOhsifTw
Fouzia Rahman @FouziaKarachi - 2018-12-11
1549-1556 Early Mughal Time: Young scholars of calligraphy (L) & Naqsh Script used for Quranic inscription (R) Moh… https://t.co/C4aAddJHPo
💫supernova💫 @tumalooms1 - 2018-12-11
I had this stuff and passed out cold at the calligraphy museum in Xi'an, China. Fun. https://t.co/j8U4bEXPfx
CNS Photo @photo_cns - 2018-12-10
The art exhibition of the most complete Dong Qichang(1555-1636) ever kicks off in Shanghai Museum, Dec.6Over 150 p… https://t.co/swXmT9msjF
Annabel Gallop @BLMalay - 2018-12-09
@MamounSakkal Yes, in Southeast Asia in the late 19th century there was strong interest in Ottoman muthanna 'mirro… https://t.co/svSuDuv46i
ZenEtCoolAum @ZenEtCoolAum - 2018-12-09
@Regran_ed from @AmnaAzdi - Place & People museum #foundkhtt

#calligraphy #arabic_calligraphy
#art #illustration… https://t.co/ay1K8NcW6S
fireorash @fireorash - 2018-12-09
Japanese fire museum
Entrance passport. #carddesign #kanji #calligraphy #typography https://t.co/IjK2MDpTpj
Jamal Jafri @JAJafri - 2018-12-08
Calligraphy
by Prince Khurram (future #Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, r.1628-58)
dated 1020 AH (1611-2)
Watercolour& g… https://t.co/uBKUR6gBoS
Mamoun Sakkal @MamounSakkal - 2018-12-08
The name “Muhammad” written in mirror reflection in Thuluth calligraphy. The example I am familiar with is by calli… https://t.co/2Rqi8pvawa
Taisan Tanaka -田中太山- @tanakataisan - 2018-12-07
Japanese demon 'Oni' for kids (12ft x 12ft) in Halloween party 2018 @ Suger Hill Children's Museum, New York

#ny… https://t.co/NNN4DTPFV3
𝔸𝕣𝕥 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕦𝕞 𝔹𝕠𝕥 @art_museum_bot - 2018-12-07
Calligraphy Album with Six Leaves of Hadith Written in Nashki script
`Ali Wasfi
Albums
Ottoman, 1762-1763 https://t.co/UQ4k8VsAQG
Bibey Post @bibeypost_stock - 2018-12-05
Malayalam calligraphy work finds place in China museum - https://t.co/iSp1jx4cb8
Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2018-12-05
Director of Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Meets with Veliky Novgorod Mayor

Alexey Shaburov, Director of the C… https://t.co/P9J86b3kJJ
Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2018-12-05
Director of Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Meets with Veliky Novgorod Mayor

Alexey Shaburov, Director of the C… https://t.co/SDN6wvYZjJ
Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2018-12-05
Museum team met with Dmitry Mezentsev in the Federation Council

A meeting with Dmitry Mezentsev, the Chairman of t… https://t.co/TOm72Q4ivI
Calligraphy Museum @calligraphy_mus - 2018-12-05
Museum team met with Dmitry Mezentsev in the Federation Council

A meeting with Dmitry Mezentsev, the Chairman of t… https://t.co/curJL4ZP7c
Irena Yu @irinamow - 2018-12-05
Night at Hangeul (Korean alphabet) Museum with world embassies n media: calligraphy artist performance, history of… https://t.co/C3cbBMpSfE
Sharebrella @LtdEu - 2018-12-05
The #Chinese #故宫 museum has designed a lot of themed umbrella, it has #Chinese calligraphy, the beauty women, and m… https://t.co/vT7fjjjJRa
Township of Langley @LangleyTownship - 2018-12-03
Learn the exciting art of hand-lettering at the Langley Centennial Museum!
To register for one of our calligraphy… https://t.co/N3DbEQI49u
New Orleans Living @NolaLivingMag - 2018-12-01
New Japanese paintings and calligraphy at New Orleans Museum of Art to a new Tricentennial timeline exhibition at T… https://t.co/myDIXgG5i4
Ray Radlein @Radlein - 2018-11-30
So I slept until about 11:30 PM. Dreamt Angie and I were in NY and went to a 'Lesbian Calligraphy Museum and Burles… https://t.co/grqIXPYnz6
Shenyang @ShenyangChina - 2018-11-30
#CultureofShenyang Shenyang Palace Museum bought 10 precious antiques, incl lacquerwork, china, jadeware, painting… https://t.co/KtOwylElKW
amira @AKwdr - 2018-11-30
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization to Host Modern Calligraphy Show https://t.co/ihbRxaj00i
hanifah_andini @hanifah932 - 2018-11-30
A man wanted to purchase his work $2 million, but Hadri says he prefers to display it in a museum among other Islam… https://t.co/TFjLRd4Eag
Keigetsu Watanabe @keigetsu - 2018-11-29
My work displayed in a Japanese calligraphy exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. “Tokyo Shosaku-ten” #kanji… https://t.co/4Yst9ZRWEM

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