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Mitsuo Aida Museum 相田みつを美術館

Calligraphy of the soul

Dedicated to the poet and shodo calligraphy artist Mitsuo Aida, this small museum located in the basement of the Tokyo International Forum showcases his striking works, which cover the spectrum of traditional and modern forms.

Quick Facts

Aida's style and philosophy earned him the title of "The Poet of Zen"

The artist's patrons included literary figures and also prominent politicians

How to Get There

The museum is tucked away in the basement of the Tokyo International Forum .

Located a three-minute walk from Yurakucho Station or a five-minute walk from Hibiya Station, Ginza Station or Tokyo Station's B1 exit.

Dancing ink and Zen philosophy

Deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism, Aida's works are known for their deceptively simple yet powerful messages and flow. The pieces exhibited in the Mitsuo Aida Museum feature English and Japanese versions.

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