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Museum of the Imperial Collections 74th exhibition "beauty of book, ko of letter"

From Saturday, January 7, 2017 to Sunday, March 12
           The first half year: From Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, February 5
           The latter period: From Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, March 12
Place Museum of the Imperial Collections
Closed days
Every week month, Friday, display spare no period
But we are opened on Monday (holiday) on January 9 and are closed on Tuesday, January 10.
Opening time From Saturday, January 7 to Tuesday, February 28
    From 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (as for the admission until 3:30 p.m.)
From Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 12
    From 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (as for the admission until 4:00 p.m.)
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The 74th exhibition "beauty of book, ko of letter"

Originally we write 〝 book 〟 as 〝〟 consisting of 〝 writing brush 〟 and person from 〝 〟 and have meaning to take down some kind of things by letter. Because kanji that was beginning of book developed from hieroglyph, ancient people found various molding beauty in the print and brought about really rich expression by invention such as kind and manners of handwriting of writing brush which expressed it, the light and shade of sumi and planned constitution of letter and various harmony with paper to copy and pursued aesthetic expression. In addition, letter itself has meaning, and letter becomes words more and carries important role to convey sentence and matter and feelings, thought that it is, and are expressed variously and brings about rich expression by skillful how to use. By book exhibition, we introduce rich book of such our country, culture of superior letter through work before beginning, and reaching Chinese great calligrapher, book of o*kore in modern times.
Beautiful kana for the peace dynasty period which developed our country's original culture while being affected by China, Tang and elegant letter, harmony with paper decorated beautifully. The Middle Ages when a lot of records that style of handwriting is established and introduces historical fact into stay. And the early modern times when various books develop while form of traditional book spreads out, and various learning deepens. Furthermore, book exhibition that we put perfect gem which our agency Museum of the Imperial Collections and Archives and Mausolea Department including many records interesting again powerfully that people who played an active part left for stour of the modern beginning from the late Tokugawa period possess can appreciate various charm of book sufficiently. "Person as for the book", according to the word, as for various letters by various people, the molding beauty by each personality overflows. Across space-time, we want to have you enjoy various historical facts that attractive beauty of 〝 book 〟 and 〝 letter 〟 convey skillfully.

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