Calligraphy Museum

Travel Guide - Calligraphy Museum

Information

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 Hours

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

Closed

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

Access / 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 / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.

Tweets

TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/28 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 29】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Everyday Life I am Reborn
- Records and Memori… https://t.co/cForlg5sNY
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/27 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 28】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Everyday Life I am Reborn
- Records and Memori… https://t.co/WQJxmtQ5MI
Evil IS NOT Dead@EvilisnotDead - 2021/11/27 03:01
@RaviKrishnamoo3 @Mahesh10816 They spent quite a good time discussing n writing using calligraphy. Original is housed in the museum.
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/26 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 27】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Everyday Life I am Reborn
- Records and Memori… https://t.co/tsMJF1jUh9
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/25 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 26】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Everyday Life I am Reborn
- Records and Memori… https://t.co/MRkKFeeyAy
Miyuki Daisuki@Miruki_Daisuki - 2021/11/25 07:29
Has studied calligraphy for 6 years, even having had her work displayed at a museum. #Miyukifacts
HAM: Calligraphy (Bot)@ham_calligraphy - 2021/11/25 00:06
Cleveland Museum of Art: Japanese Art @cma_japanese #clevelandartmuseum #museumarchive https://t.co/061TAS58RO
Raad El-Alawi@radimus - 2021/11/24 20:38
📷 harvard-art-museums-calligraphy: Spring Shoots II (Wakana: ge), Chapter 35 of the “Tale of Genji” (Genji monogata… https://t.co/xszQqHz5mJ
Dimsumdaily Hong Kong@dimsumdaily_hk - 2021/11/24 20:30
Hong Kong Museum of Art receives over 1,000 precious artworks including Chinese paintings and calligraphy from Jing… https://t.co/z3VnlDAbb7
HK Press Releases@hkgpress - 2021/11/24 19:38
Hong Kong Museum of Art receives over 1 000 precious artworks including Chinese paintings and calligraphy from Jing… https://t.co/JJymimrpID
Genazzano College@GenFCJ - 2021/11/23 14:25
Today our Year 6 students took a trip to the @sovereignhill Outdoor Museum as part of their off campus activities w… https://t.co/Y4UTsWTZ7k
Visit Shaanxi@visitshaanxi - 2021/11/23 10:00
'Our habitat is the #XiAn Beilin Museum, a treasure trove of Chinese calligraphy art, meow~,' said the Beilin Cat.… https://t.co/EYa9w9DUYK
Dr.Anirudh Sethi ,PhD@Iamanirudhsethi - 2021/11/23 01:23
This is Rare original Antique full KORAN QURAN Islamic Museum Calligraphy Manuscript Complete plate

Signed by the… https://t.co/7xxPYyuF4u
ZeitzMOCAA@ZeitzMOCAA - 2021/11/22 23:32
This month’s  Family Learning Programme is a unique parent and child art-making experience. This season, we will be… https://t.co/AXEuQzgYAz
John Burns@johnburnshk - 2021/11/22 10:24
Taiwan’s greatest living calligrapher profiled here. Her work stuns in HK’s new M+ Museum. https://t.co/Uju8qXLHg4
GoGoEasy App@GoGoEasyApp - 2021/11/21 19:01
Gangam Calligraphy Museum, Jeonju-si, Korea

Discover more interesting events in GoGoEasy app:… https://t.co/PYMMRqqsQV
Meg Pier@PeopleRCulture - 2021/11/21 07:00
Meet Tadej Trnovšek, curator of the Slovene Museum of Christianity located at #Sticna, #Slovenia. Take a tour of th… https://t.co/qwf00yK2xR
jiwosophy@jiwosophy - 2021/11/19 14:34
My work, 'Sine Qua Non 3.1' was exhibited at KECD's [The 11th Asia graphic Design Triennale] - physically & digital… https://t.co/JdiVawlHhe
Salford Museum & Art Gallery@SalfordMuseum - 2021/11/19 02:05
🎅CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM🎅

Our Programme is now LIVE!
4th December - Christmas Carols & Calligraphy Workshop
11th -… https://t.co/FYYL43j3ze
Optics Valley of China@OpticsValleyCN - 2021/11/18 17:33
#OVC, an innovation hub, is also a city of art!🎨

Check out two art galleries and a calligraphy museum in Huangshan… https://t.co/st7r0aSzsJ
Shaanxi Moments@ShaanxiMoments - 2021/11/18 16:56
You don’t want to miss out on Guanzhong Folk Art #Museum in Xian, NW China’s #Shaanxi Province! More than 33,600 pr… https://t.co/s6X3GV42uY
NoxArtVtubers@NVtubers - 2021/11/18 06:27
@RotusLotus @UsagiKira_ And being with your family and (if the virus allows) socializing. You're afaik close with y… https://t.co/tUQxtiNuRW
HAM: Calligraphy (Bot)@ham_calligraphy - 2021/11/17 13:30
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art @met_asianart #followart #metmuseum https://t.co/UIMydmnH7e
Kanding@KandingJirka - 2021/11/16 09:19
Cover of Kaba in Meca, Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, Kuwait https://t.co/h6t4nN5qhu
WolfMomma@wolfmomz - 2021/11/15 15:08
If you're visiting Dubai, I'd suggest you keep a day aside for Sharjah, especially if you're into art and design. T… https://t.co/SrLTRKKX7Y
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/15 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 16】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Mus… https://t.co/nuLdJTcio7
Robin@RobinMa809 - 2021/11/15 11:04
@expo_museum @ameralissa6 Beautiful calligraphy!
World Expo Museum@expo_museum - 2021/11/15 01:16
Happy National Day to Syria! 🇸🇾 Thank you @ameralissa6 for the beautiful calligraphy of “World Expo Museum” 🤍… https://t.co/lZJPvFrYd2
HAM: Calligraphy (Bot)@ham_calligraphy - 2021/11/14 13:31
Cleveland Museum of Art: Chinese Art @cma_chinese #artontwitter #chineseart https://t.co/6s6r3OE9Vm
Colorful City@Hopeexist1 - 2021/11/14 01:45
@atgoodm My name is Sarah, and I used to work in a museum, studying ancient calligraphy. For the time being, I unem… https://t.co/q1uaDfCzQ7
Jon Power@jonpower - 2021/11/13 20:54
The National Museum suddenly made sense. Why those treasures mean so much to the Japanese. The landscape paintings… https://t.co/WZSDDyMlfo
Piia Mustamäki@1001Worlds - 2021/11/13 17:15
Calligraphy beauty at Bahrain National Museum #travel #nationalmuseums https://t.co/2YYRO8mS6k
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/13 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 14】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Mus… https://t.co/DHB5p1Juxa
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/12 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 13】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Mus… https://t.co/7ssnPoV5dU
The Pakistan Daily@ThePakDaily - 2021/11/12 01:26
Lahore College For Women University (LCWU)
organised a calligraphy competition at Lahore Art Gallery.

Report by:… https://t.co/wbAfpOHW3J
Karen Fong Khai Ling 冯凯琳@fongkhailing - 2021/11/11 19:04
Today, I met with the son of Mr. Sim Mow Yu at the Sim Mow Yu's Calligraphy Museum, and learned about the past cont… https://t.co/zFzSwfhQu9
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/11 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 12】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Mus… https://t.co/UZDOAsYznS
HAM: Calligraphy (Bot)@ham_calligraphy - 2021/11/09 23:46
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art @met_asianart #themet #metmuseum https://t.co/iQ4ZZcJp1r
学写中国字@writehanzi - 2021/11/09 21:46
Han yuan An Stele:It is an inscription in the Eastern Han Dynasty, without the name of the author. It is a seal cal… https://t.co/c0quz7izhX
WYDNA Group@wydna00 - 2021/11/09 15:31
It’s like Voynich researchers never read Backhouse, Janet. 1968. “Pioneers of Modern Calligraphy and Illumination.”… https://t.co/fqQ41zvTZH
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/09 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 10】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Mus… https://t.co/TAC7HDgi60
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/07 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 8】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Muse… https://t.co/8dnmWgsw6F
Miyuki Daisuki@Miruki_Daisuki - 2021/11/07 03:29
Has studied calligraphy for 6 years, even having had her work displayed at a museum. #Miyukifacts
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/06 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 7】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Muse… https://t.co/TzNsXkOkSc
Art Japan@Art21JPN - 2021/11/06 10:02
【Obara Paper Art Museum】
'The Art and Craft Center lets you select from five styles: Painting, Calligraphy, Hasuki,… https://t.co/NuMJRR3k7p
HAM: Calligraphy (Bot)@ham_calligraphy - 2021/11/06 04:04
Cleveland Museum of Art: Korean Art @cma_korean #cmaopenaccess #clevelandartmuseum https://t.co/nKjNoVQ2Ha
Children's Books Ireland@KidsBooksIrel - 2021/11/06 01:56
'True journey is to return'

@daishu_ma begins her talk with a quote from @ursulaleguin, bringing us on a journey… https://t.co/AhXUwUIGzz
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM@tobikan_en - 2021/11/05 15:00
【Operating hours for Nov 6】

▼Exhibition(s)
- Collecting Van Gogh
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Art Groups

▼Open
- Muse… https://t.co/SYqlbTGsfi
ADIL SHAH@zakmunda - 2021/11/04 23:22
@Timurid_ @m___________1__ Unfortunately not If it was Urdu I can read it.
It is Calligraphy during the period of I… https://t.co/NTEX8mJiOy
Khawar Khan Achakzai@khawar_achakzai - 2021/11/04 15:14
Ma’il script Quran is the earliest Qurans in British Museum (8th century C.E). This script is a precursor to the fa… https://t.co/ULcLsP472r
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