Introducing Kashima Arts "Calligraphy: An Examination of the Japanese Spirit"

By: Kashima Arts Co. Ltd.
CHUO-KU, Japan - Nov. 4, 2020 - PRLog -- Kashima Arts will host "Calligraphy: An Examination of the Japanese Spirit" from the 14th (Sat) to the 29th (Sun) of November 2020 as the 2nd instalment to the Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series. Approximately 55 works on exhibit & available for purchase. Free admittance.

On the Exhibition:
While calligraphy has been shunned in recent times as "illegible," its charm lies beyond reading and comprehension and in the joy of feeling the artist's presence. This exhibition offers calligraphy by major historians, writers, painters, and calligraphers with introductions that provide guidance and support.


1. A Wide Offering of Works Across Genres by Major Artists

-Edo Period Calligraphy: Master Literati & Classic Aesthetics
Exhibiting artists: Ikeno Taiga, Uragami Gyokudo, Yosa Buson & more.

-Calligraphy by The Great Political and Historical Figures of Japan
Exhibiting artists: Tokugawa Ieyasu, Arai Hakuseki, Saigo Nanshu (Saigo Takamori) & more.

-Buddhist Calligraphy: Power, Wit, Aesthetics & Lucidity. Works of Eccentricity & Wisdom
Exhibiting Artists: Ikkyu Sojun, Taigu Ryokan, Hakuin Ekaku & more.

-Calligraphy by Painters: Beyond Words, Evidencing the Core of the Painter
Exhibiting Artists: Munakata Shiko, Suda Kokuta, Takehisa Yumeji & more.

-Avant-Garde Calligraphy: Transcending Linguistics: "Bokusho" & the Treatment of Form, Line, Ink and Margins.
Exhibiting Artists: Inoue Yuichi & Teshima Yukei.

-Calligraphy by Literati: Literature to Calligraphy, Insight into the Writer's Mind
Exhibiting Artists: Natsume Soseki, Saito Mokichi & more.

2. View artworks in the safety of home
With COVID-19, new measures have been implemented to ensure the wellbeing of all. Honouring the safety & satisfaction of all customers, Kashima Arts offers free in-house digital catalogues of all exhibited works. E-catalogs can be accessed on any online device, so works can be viewed anywhere. Email Kashima Arts ( to register for this offer.

On the Kashima Arts Special Exhibition Series:
Described as Kashima Arts' anthology of Japanese art, each series instalment focuses on a major Japanese art category, from Modern Painting to Calligraphy and Japanese Old Painting, and is only held this year. The 3rd & final instalment, "Old Japanese Paintings: The Masters who Colored the Edo Period," is scheduled this December.
A retrospective of the great masters Kashima Arts has introduced over the years, this event represents one of the cornerstones of its ever-changing history.

Exhibition Details:
Dates: Nov 14 (Sat) to Nov 29 (Sun), 2020
Open everyday, 10am-6pm. Free Admission.
Exhibiting Works: Approx. 55
Exhibiting Artists: Ikkyu Sojun, Hakuin Ekaku, Taigu Ryokan, Ikeno Taiga, Inoue Yuichi & much more.
Venue: Kashima Arts (3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031)

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