At the back of Main Hall, there is a Japanese style garden of 150,000 square meters, almost as big as three football fields. There is a water fall and three ponds. Near one of the pond, you will find the Calligraphy Museum. We houses various works of Japanese Calligraphy date back to the Late Edo period of the 18th century. In Japan, we use three types of characters: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Katakana is used to write foreign words. So Katakana is seldom used in Japanese Calligraphy. Hiragana is used primarily for native Japanese words and grammatical elements. Kanji came from Chinese characters which is logogram. As you can imagine 川 is a river, and 山 is a mountain. The Japanese characters themselves are picturesque. It is totally different from Western Calligraphy. Just walk inside and enjoy the art of Japanese characters.
9:00am to 4:00pm (3:30pm for last entry)
Monday (when it is a holiday, the next day will be closed)
Admissions (cash only)
Adults: 500yen Students (need ID): 300yen Under 15: Free
25 minutes’ walk from JR or Keisei Station
Listen! You can hear a music played by elves! In fact, there is a big vase buried under the ground. A drip of water is making that sound. Isn’t it amazing? Pour some water at the base of the bamboo pipe, you can hear various sounds.
Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy
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