Art & Design
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.
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 Aido Museum feature English and Japanese versions.