Poet and calligrapher Mitsuo Aida (1924-1991) is well-known in Japan for his tanka poetry and original style of handwriting. He spent his life developing and honing his craft, focusing on the preciousness of the life as a subject.
The Mitsuo Aida Museum was originally established in 1996 in Ginza as a museum of calligraphy and poetry and relocated to the Tokyo International Forum in 2003. To celebrate 10 years at its newer location as well as the 90th anniversary of Aida’s birth next year, this exhibition is showcasing around 100 of the poet’s works; Sept. 3-Dec.15.
Mitsuo Aida Museum; 03-6212-3200; Tokyo International Forum B1, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Yurakucho Station, Yurakucho Line. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥800. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 4). www.mitsuo.co.jp/museum