Cooperative Exhibition

TOKYO “SHO” 2013: Japanese Calligraphy Today

January 4 (Fri) – 16 (Wed), 2013

TOKYO “SHO” 2013: Japanese Calligraphy Today

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum has worked closely with art groups and associations ever since its founding in 1926. On the occasion of its grand reopening, the museum will hold a “Tokyo ‘SHO’” exhibition in building on its history as “the birthplace of the public entry exhibition.”
A cooperative exhibition, the event will feature 18 groups selected by the Public Entry Exhibition Revitalization Planning Examination Board from among calligraphy groups based in the Tokyo and Kanto areas. Besides presenting rising artists of the so-called core generation from each group, the exhibition will also seek to revitalize the public entry exhibition by exposing art groups to works by other groups, thereby providing them with creative stimulation.
The exhibition will display in one location 96 calligraphic works of many genres—not only traditional kanji, kana, and seal-engraving but also modern poetry and avant-garde calligraphy—by 38 artists chosen from the calligraphy groups.


January 4 (Fri) – 16 (Wed), 2013
LBF Citizen's Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
January 7 (Mon)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)

Tickets at the door |
General ¥500 / Seniors 65+ ¥300

Group tickets |
General ¥400
※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors College students and High school students or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification

Participating Groups
keiseikai, kensinn shodo kai, genchoukai, gennichikai, shokaisha, shoseikai, shodanin, shodouichigenkai, shodougeijyutsuin, sogenshodoukai, teikokai, tokyoshodokai, toyoshogeiin, dokuritsusyojinkai, Nippon kokujikyoukai, Nippon syosakuin, Nippon shodoubijyutsuin, Ranjyunkai
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)