Introducing Kashima Arts "Calligraphy: An Examination of the Japanese Spirit"
By: Kashima Arts Co. Ltd.
On the Exhibition:
While calligraphy has been shunned in recent times as "illegible,"
1. A Wide Offering of Works Across Genres by Major Artists
-Edo Period Calligraphy:
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.
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.
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 (intl@kashima-
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.
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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