Mitsuo Aida Museum

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Mitsuo Aida

Calligrapher and Poet

in 1924 , Mitsuo Aida was born in Ashikaga, Tochigi prefecture.

He was attracted to brush-and-ink calligraphy and tanka poetry in his pre-World War II system middle-school days.

Later, he established his original style based on My Words My Writing producing a great number of artworks.

in 1984, his works became widely renowned after his book Ningen Damono(Because I'm human ) was published.

in 1991, he passed away at the age of 67.

in 1996, the Mitsuo Aida Museum was opened in the Ginza area of Tokyo.

in 2003, it has moved to new location, Tokyo International Forum.

Experience his legacy of contemplating life, expressing himself in My Words My Writing.
As a brush-and-ink calligrapher and poet, Mitsuo Aida continued to pursue his own words and his own calligraphy, not imitating anyone. As a young man in the period of
upheaval during and following World War II , he established his original style and produced a great number of works while contemplating the preciousness of life.
He wrote, “I merely express the natural way people should be as humans and the true way to live. To accomplish that, I borrow the format of brush-and-ink calligraphy.” (From Okagesan published by Diamond, inc.)
Mitsuo Aida honestly expresses himself in an unfeigned manner as a human, not hiding his own weaknesses and dependence on others. At times, the effects of his writings permeate softly into the hearts of people living in the “now.” And at other times, his writings reach out and grab you with gripping force.

Mitsuo Aida Museum

Address Tokyo International Forum B1,
3-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
T E L. 03-6212-3200
F A X 03-6212-3201
Museum hours 10:00a.m - 5:30p.m. (admission until 5:00p.m.)
Closed Mondays (except when Monday is a national Holiday)
tax included
Adults / University students - 800yen
Junior/ Senior high school students - 500yen
Elementary school students - 200yen
Senior citizens 70years old or over - 500yen
Infants of Kindergarten age or under - Admission is free
The disabled with escort - Admission is free
  A group discount is available.
  Note: Free admission for use of Museum shop only

J R 3minutes walk from Yurakucho Station [Exit International Forum]
5minutes walk from Tokyo Station [Exit Marunouchi South]
 connected by B1 concourse with Keiyo Line at Tokyo Station [Exit 4]
Subway Yurakucho Line
3minutes walk from Yurakucho Station
connected to Yurakucho Station . through underground concourse. [Exit D5]
Hibiya Line
5minutes walk from Hibiya Station .
5minutes walk from Ginza Station .
Chiyoda Line
5minutes walk from Nijubashimae Station .
7minutes walk from Hibiya Station.
Marunouchi Line
5minutes walk from Tokyo Station.
5minutes walk from Ginza Station.
Ginza Line
7minutes walk from Ginza Station.
7minutes walk from Kyobashi Station.
Mita Line
5minutes walk from Hibiya Station.

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