Mitsuo Aida Museum, Chiyoda

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Take in a 20th-century Zen poet and calligrapher's work at Mitsuo Aida Museum. Aida's meditative musings on the nature of humanity and life remain highly regarded in the national culture. Absorb 450 examples of his profound calligraphy works here, and afterwards, reflect on the contemplative writings in the cafe over a coffee. Be sure to bring some change to get a souvenir from the gashapon vending machines. With our custom trip planner, Tokyo attractions like Mitsuo Aida Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This small museum inside the Tokyo International Forum is a tribute to the great calligrapher Mitsuo Aida. Is well worthwhile see their pieces and enjoy calligraphy or Shu and carefully read your messages.
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  • Visited in the morning on weekdays, but not many people, around easily. Seen people alone, who came in the company of fellow, at the Café, meeting etc. On-site coin-operated lockers are free, smiley staff, helpful. Honey come here every time, Aida, I would buy a toy. You can also be mailed in its discount goods such as calendars and purchased. Forgot the price is 3000-would buy 5,000 yen or more and get free shipping. You can also come to change Gallery themes on a regular basis.
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  • Aida in Tokyo International Forum b1f poet, calligrapher's art works are in the collection. It is good to visit very firmly the concept art is the place to spend 2 hours of life as a 1 time after 1 hour, watch works watch Blues.
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  • Nice place to be in. People can gathered knowledge here. We visited here December 2017. Conducted tour with Hatobus Japan. I highly recommend everyone to visit this place. Mitsuo Aida was calligrapher & poet. In 1924 , Mitsuo Aida was born in Ashikaga, Tochigi prefecture. He was attracted to brush-and-ink calligraphy and tanka poetry in his pre-World War II system middle-school days. Later, he established his original style based on My Words My Writing producing a great number of artworks. In 1984, his works became widely renowned after his book Ningen Damono(Because I'm human ) was published. In 1991, he passed away at the age of 67. In 1996, the Mitsuo Aida Museum was opened in the Ginza area of Tokyo. In 2003, it has moved to new location, Tokyo International Forum.
  • This art museum is in a very interesting and modern building. We went to see the exhibit featuring the work of Mitsuo Aida. He was a Japanese poet and calligrapher known as The Poet of Zen. Even though I couldn't read his work in Japanese, the museum translated it into English. I was still able to understand his meaning and enjoyed my visit.
  • Just wonderful! Way way better than expected. When you are armed with Buddhism and Japanese language, characters turn into paintings and zen buddhism. English is available for all calligraphy works. 불교와 일본어에 친숙한 사람에게는 천국. 미술관 이상의 미술관.
  • Food for thoughts. Pricy alone, yet worth every penny spent. If visiting other museums as well, do consider getting the "Grutt Pass". Service was excellent.
  • "I mean, honey's human" are those who do not know what. Font features a quote full of kindness in a message and talk about works. While honey is enjoyed every promise of the Museum of fine arts should quietly enjoy everyone sat quietly in front of work, and gazed on the wording. Hope my good time spent.
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