We have started introducing select works of each exhibition in English.

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Reproducing Words and Paintings During the Edo Period

 

The central part of both calligraphy and painting is the act of “reproduction.” Those studying calligraphy learn by examining the works of ancient masters and using the written texts of their fathers, grandfathers, and teachers as models.

They paint landscapes, people, flowers, birds, and scenes of events from their daily lives. The act of reproducing these things serves as a learning device. It is not only a record that enables transmission over time and distance, but also an activity that allows the artist to express themselves creatively through their brush strokes.

In this exhibition, we will feature pieces such as Noh texts and texts that were produced by various masters through this act of “reproducing.”

 

 

美術館概要

About Museum

Shodo is…
a form of East-Asian figurative arts, expressed in calligraphy.
It is also a traditional Japanese performing art.
You can see the personality of the artist through their brush strokes.Shodo is a symbol of the Japanese spirit.

The Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy opened in 1992 (Heisei 4) as the integrated museum of calligraphies of all kinds and runs by the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Naritasan Cultural Foundation. Our activity is supported by the many charitable visitors of Naritasan. Our collection covers extensive works of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, from the ancient time to the contemporary and especially the masterpieces from Edo period to contemporary, which have been overlooked for a long time, are introduced. All kind of visitors who know little about calligraphy to the experts can enjoy our premier collection all the time.

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公園の四季

Naritasan Park

 The beautiful park full of nature extended to the rear of Great Main Hall of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is Naritasan Park. Our museum is in this beautiful park, near the section beside the San-no-ike Pond. Naritasan Park covers huge area of 165,000 square meters and many stone monuments of distinctive figures, such as Katsu Kaishu, Matsuo Basho and Takahama Kyoshi are located everywhere. Enjoy the beautiful views with various flowers, such as plum trees, cherry trees, wisteria, chrysanthemum and maple and the beautiful sceneries of all seasons from the fresh green in spring to the snowy landscape in winter.

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Access

Enjoy the refreshing harmony of water and trees by the San-no-ike Pond. Visit us and relish the seasonal scenery.

640 Narita, Naritashi, Chiba 286-0023

Tel.: 0476-24-0774 Fax: 0476-23-2218

 

Hours|9:00-16:00 (Entrance until 15:30 p.m.)

Closed|Monday (Tuesday when Monday falls on a Holiday), the change of exhibits, and the year-end holidays.

Admission Fee|Adult: 500 (350) yen High School / University Student: 300 (200) yen Elementary / Middle School Student: Free Note: ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more. Persons with disability and two people accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

By Public Transport

JR Line and Keisei Line: 25 minutes’ walk from Narita Station

By Taxi

20 mins from Narita Airport

5 mins from Narita Station (JR / Keisei Line)

By Car

〈Tohoku Expressway〉

・Narita IC – National Route 408 (10 mins)

・Tomisato IC – National Route 51 (15 mins)

〈Ken-O Expressway〉

・Shimofusa IC- Route 63 (18 mins)

・Daiei JC – Narita IC (Higashi Kanto EXPWY) – National Route 408 (10 mins)

Parking

There is free parking area for 10 cars beside the museum (standard car only)

Pay parking is also located near the museum (500 yen /day) for 30 cars

Note: Middle-size and Full-size car need the prior reservation.