Ichiyo Memorial Museum

Facility Information

Fusetsu Nakamura

Calligraphy Museum holds important collections for the Chinese and Japanese calligraphy histories, which were collected by a Western-style painter and oriental calligrapher Fusetsu Nakamura (1866-1943) for more than 40 years, almost half his life.

Fusetsu Nakamura in his home

Fusetsu Nakamura in the gallery
soon after the museum's opening.

Since the foundation in 1936, the museum had been maintained by the Nakamura family for 60 years, but it was donated to Taito City in 1995 and reopened as Taito City Calligraphy Museum in 2000.

Outside the museum

Calligraphy museum houses approximately 16,000 pieces of Chinese and Japanese fine arts such as bones and tortoise-shells containing inscriptions from the Yin period, bronze ware, gemstone artifacts, ancient mirrors, decorative roof tile, ceramic jars, clay seals, stone seals, stone sutras, legal documents, Buddha statues, stone inscriptions, gravestone epitaphs, stationeries, rubbed copies of stone inscription, Buddhist sutras, and calligraphy textbooks. Twelve art pieces have been designated as Important Cultural Properties and five pieces as Art Treasures.


Visitor Information

Admission Adults ¥500(¥300*)
Primary/Junior/Senior High School Students ¥250(¥150*)
*Special group rate of 20 people or more
Free admission for person presenting disability certificate and his/her caregiver
Hours 9:30am-4:30pm (last admission at 4:00pm)
Closed Monday
(Open on holiday Mondays and closed on the following Tuesday)
December 29-January 3, and on some days for administrative purposes
Address 10-4, Negishi 2-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone:(03)3872 2645
Access 5 minutes walk from Uguisudani Station
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Web site https://www.taitogeibun.net/shodou/