Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries
July 18, 2012 (Wed) - September 9, 2012 (Sun)
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aoyama San'u (1912-1993), who was a prominent calligrapher during the Showa and the Heisei eras. He studied under Nishikawa Yasushi, and while producing works he avidly studied classics. As he reached his pinnacle as an artist, he also worked earnestly to spread and teach Chinese-style calligraphy methods through his many writings and lectures. He was awarded the Order of Culture in 1992.
This exhibition features the Chinese paintings and calligraphy, along with stationery, that Aoyama San'u enthusiastically collected throughout his lifetime together with his selected masterworks, to give a retrospective of a representative Japanese calligrapher.