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Mitsuo Aida Museum

3-5-1 Marunouchi | Tokyo International Forum B1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6212-3200
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Your heart will be moved by the works that express the weakness and essence of a person.

詩人・書家、相田みつを氏の作品を一堂に会した美術館。漢字をあまり使わず、独特の書体で分かりやすい口語体の詩が展示されているため、老若男女問わず誰もが作品をその作品を読み、感じ取り、解釈することができる... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Cyber0515
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Tokyo, Japan
You'll find unforgettable poem!!

Mithuo Aida 's poems are loved not only by Japanese but also foreigner people nowdays. His poems... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Mario N
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Tokyo, Japan
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This museum exhibits the works of brush-and-ink calligraphy and poem by Mitsuo Aida, who is highly renowned for his truly original art style and unique sensibility. His strokes will give you new artistic experience and his messages in the poems will reach the bottom of your heart. Each work has an English translation. The rooms are large enough to make perfectly relaxed atmosphere.
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20 May 2018
“Your heart will be moved by the works that express the weakness and essence of a person.”
18 Nov 2017
“You'll find unforgettable poem!!”
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3-5-1 Marunouchi | Tokyo International Forum B1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

詩人・書家、相田みつを氏の作品を一堂に会した美術館。漢字をあまり使わず、独特の書体で分かりやすい口語体の詩が展示されているため、老若男女問わず誰もが作品をその作品を読み、感じ取り、解釈することができる。1フロア分のみで、段差はあるもののスロープもあるため障碍を持つ人でも利用しやすい。 美辞麗句はほとんど出てこない。いずれも人の持つ本質や弱さが、そのまま素直に作品として映し出されている。多くの詩は、氏自らをそのまま映し出しているため、文字だけであるにも関わらずまるで鏡に映る自分自身が映っているようだ。そして単に文字を並べているだけでなく、墨の濃淡や配置、文字の大きさで、その詩の中の何を一番に伝えたいのか、見せたいのかが感じられる。そうした『自身の本質や弱さを素直に曝け出す』作品群が、見る人の心に響き、それでも柔らかな書体や『人間だもの』という言葉に、一縷の救いが見出されているのかもしれない。 英語でも詩の内容が併記されており、海外からの観光客もその詩の意味を解釈できるものの、あくまで併記に過ぎず『書』としての作品性までは伝わりにくい。書の構成や濃淡の意味などを学芸員に尋ねるといいかもしれない。 It is a museum for works of Mitsuo Aida who were poet and a calligrapher. Those works are written in a unique typeface, and less Kanji are used. Because the expression of poetry is also colloquial, everyone without regard to gender and...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Mithuo Aida 's poems are loved not only by Japanese but also foreigner people nowdays. His poems are in Japanese but also post in English. The location is very good, so close to Tokyo or Yurakucho station.

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this small museum. If you love poetry and calligraphy then this is a perfect way to get some time out from the hustle of city life. If you can read some Japanese then you will enjoy it even more, although the English...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum located in the Tokyo International Forum. I really enjoyed viewing all the work. There are English translations of each of the poems. There is a very cute cafe inside the well designed space. It doesn't take much time to see...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

An art museum dedicated to the memory of calligraphic works of Mitsuo Aida. In this place exhibited his various works of art. To enter this area, you are charged an entrance fee of 800 yen.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Mitsuo Aida's haikus (Japanese-style poems) are profound and stirring. I go there to reflect and just be at peace. I try reading the original texts but my Japanese isn't good enough for comprehending them, so I'm very grateful for the English translation posted next to...More

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