Excerpts from the Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, By Onoe Saishu, Meiji - Showa era, 20th century (Gift of the artist)
Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room
July 13, 2013 (Sat) - September 8, 2013 (Sun)
Japanese-style calligraphy (in Japanese, "wayo") is a style of calligraphy particular to Japan. This style was mainly established by Ono no Tofu, Fujiwara no Sari, and Fujiwara no Kozei, who are known as the "Three Distinguished Calligraphers" of the Heian period (794 - 1192).
The Tokyo National Museum collection includes many calligraphic works from the modern era in Japan (Meiji era onward). This exhibition displays some of these works, with a focus on examples featuring kana characters.
Current exhibit includes:
Album of Calligraphy Segments, Known as "Getsudai", By Ban Masaomi, Nara - Kamakura period, 8th - 14th century; postscript dated 1919 (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through August 4, 2013)