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Dec 25th

The Allure of Letters and the Beauty of Calligraphy

A special event at Nara's Yamato Bunkakan

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Yamato Bunkakan, Nara When: Nov 20th - Dec 25th 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm

A special event taking place at Nara's Yamato Bunkakan focuses on the allure of letters and the beauty of calligraphy. There's no doubt that even in the modern era, letters are still a way of communicating thoughts, ideas, and messages - or even for posterity's sake. When it comes to the way that letters are written, calligraphy has been appreciated as an artform for centuries. The exhibition will focus on the works of Nobutada Konoe (1565 – 1614), Hon'ami Koetsu (1558 - 1637), and Shokado Shojo (1584 - 1639), a trio of revered calligraphers who were referred to as the "Three brushes of the Kan'ei period".

Adult admission to the special event is priced at 630 yen.

Getting there

The Yamato Bunkakan is located approximately seven minutes on foot from Gakuemmae Station, served by the Kintetsu Nara line.

For those who plan to drive to the venue, on-site parking is available for 40 vehicles.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan 5 months ago
I love how calligraphy is still widely taught and practiced in Japan.
Elizabeth S 5 months ago
Sometimes, I join calligraphy lessons with school groups. It's amazing to see the expression of young people in brush strokes. Even an innocent young person can create great beauty with just ink and brush. Most of my writing looks juvenile, but once in a while, my writing looks timeless and just so.