Oct 3rd
Nov 29th

Masterpieces of Calligraphy

Sutras, Bokuseki, and Japanese beauty

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts When: Oct 3rd - Nov 29th 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm

A special exhibit taking place at the Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts in Osaka is titled "Masterpieces of Calligraphy: Sutras, Bokuseki, and Japanese beauty". The event showcases around 40 calligraphy items, including sutras created between the Nara and Kamakura Periods, calligraphy written by Zen priests in the Kamakura Period and beyond, and poems written between the Heian and Kamakura Periods. Several of the works on display are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan, and they really highlight the beauty and history of this art form.

Adult admission to the special exhibition is 600 yen.

Getting there

Via Public Transport:

The Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts is located under 10 minutes by taxi from the Izumi-Chuo Station, served by the Semboku Rapid Railway.

Via Private Vehicle:

For those who are driving to the museum, it's located approximately 3 minutes drive from the Hanwa Expressway's Kishiwada-Izumi Interchange. Free parking is available at the venue.

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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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Elena Lisina 4 months ago
I'd like to learn calligraphy if I lived in Japan!
Kim Author 4 months ago
That would be a really wonderful experience! I think that it would be a unique way of connecting with Japan's culture.
Elizabeth S 4 months ago
What an amazing opportunity for people in and around Osaka to see these historic texts. I'd love to see Miyamoto Musashi's shrike with my own eyes.
Elizabeth S 4 months ago
I see that. Admission is ¥600? Hm, maybe a Kansai trip this autumn...