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Naritasan Calligraphy Museum

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For Calligraphy Enthusiasts Who Know Japanese

We stumbled on this museum while walking through the huge park behind the Naritasan Shinshoji... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Tucson, Arizona
Beautiful Art

The large calligraphy scrolls are wonders to look at. The lack of English signs made it a little... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Joel S
Biddeford, Maine
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25 Dec 2017
“Calligraphy practice”
29 May 2016
“Nice cheap stop for culture”
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

For 1000 yen you can make a calligraphy practice for 1 hour. They provide you with ink, brush and rice paper. You only need to copy the sutras in japanese charachters. You can write some words in your native language too. You cannot take away...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Pehuen C
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Located in the temple grounds this is a place you can easily miss. We chose to go in for the air conditioning to be honest and had a nice 30-minute visit. Wonderful art related to written language on artifacts and other pieces that had no...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Hylocichla
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were impressed with the number of young Japanese people coming to practice the art of calligraphy

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank N R
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We stumbled on this museum while walking through the huge park behind the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple complex in Narita. During our visit, there was no information in English and only one employee we interacted with could communicate in English, at an extremely basic level. No...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The large calligraphy scrolls are wonders to look at. The lack of English signs made it a little hard to appreciate, although that might just focus one more on the scrolls. Entrance fee seems a bit pricey.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Joel S
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I wish I could learn how they make these amazing scripts. Its so beautiful. They explain to you what everything means and show you how they execute it. Really neat place to visit. Also great gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank BostonBabeBoston_MA
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This museum is part of the space surrounding the Naritasan temple complex. Admission was free when I went, because of a special exhibition. The displays are old, antique, beautiful, and wonderful. However, I wish I had taken a Japanese friend with me to tell me...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Hylocichla
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This place is spacious but with very limited items to show inside. The museum charges a few hundred yen for admission but still we don't think it was worth it.

Date of experience: February 2014
Reviewed 21 September 2013

The calligraphy museum houses a rare collection of calligraphic works dating from the Edo period to the current time. Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism, is often referred to as the father of Japanese calligraphy and loosely compare with Leonardo da Vinci in the...More

Date of experience: November 2012
3  Thank TaksuBali
Reviewed 30 December 2012

My wonderful wife is a Master of Japanese Calligraphy and therefor it was a must to visit this museum while we were stranded by a cancelled flight at Narita. We enjoyed the displays tremendously, the lack of English descriptions and translations is noteworthy but was...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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