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To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the closure of Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi has been extended to June 26. Please check our website to stay informed of any changes.

Exhibitions

Calligraphy Masterpiece—The Beauty of Sutras, Writing, and Poems

2 Segments of anthology of Tsurayuki’s poems “Ishiyama-gire” codex joined (Important cultural property), by Fujiwara no Sadanobu, Heian period

Special Display

Calligraphy Masterpiece—The Beauty of Sutras, Writing, and Poems

October 3 (Sat.), 2020 – November 29 (Sun.) (50 days)

This is our first calligraphy-only exhibition, introducing masterpiece items owned by this museum, to showcase the beauty of this kind of art. The exhibition has a display of around 40 items, mainly featuring sutras created between the Nara and Kamakura Periods, calligraphic writing by Zen priests in the Kamakura Period and after, and poems penned between the Heian and Kamakura Periods including the National Treasure “Kasen Utaawase.” There are also exhibits created by those related to Izumi and Osaka, such as Keichu and Tomioka Tessai. Alongside this exhibition, some signature items from our museum are shown as a special display. These include “Bansei” that was created during Southern Song Dynasty and passed through the hands of both imperial families and those of the Tokugawa Shogunate (National Treasure, exhibited from April 11 to May 6), and “Shrike in Barren Tree” by a Japanese swordsman of the Edo Period, Miyamoto Musashi (Important cultural property, exhibited from April 28 to June 7).
*Guided tours are scheduled to be held four times during the exhibition period.

A Competition comparing coupled poems by Poetic Immortals (National Treasure), Heian period Chapter of Expedient Methods of Lotus Sutra (Important cultural property), Heian period 2 Segments of anthology of Tsurayuki’s poems “Ishiyama-gire” codex joined (Important cultural property), by Fujiwara no Sadanobu, Heian period Hokyoin-darani Sutra (Important cultural property), by Emperor Fushimi, Kamakura period Poems composed at poetry parties during Emperor Go-Toba’s journeys to Kumano by Fujiwara no Norimitsu (Important cultural property), Kamakura period Calligraphy by Yishan Yining (Important cultural property), Kamakura period Poem: A Place Called Shinge of Izumi by Keichu, Edo period Shrike in Barren Tree (Important cultural property), by Miyamoto Musashi, Edo period

Calendar

Opening Hours 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)

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