• きみはあなた自身を創造していると思いなさい。
  • いいかい、怖かったら怖いほど、逆にそこに飛び込むんだ。
  • 自分の姿をありのまま直視する、それは強さだ。
  • 下手のほうがいいんだ。笑い出すほど不器用だったら、それはかえって楽しいじゃないか。

10:00~18:00(Last entry 17:30)

Closed on Tuesdays

Exhibition November 18(thu.)2021-March 13(sun.)2022

Now is Everything! A Challenge from Calligrapher Koji Kakinuma part II

The special exhibition, “Garbled Characters ― A Challenge from Calligrapher Koji Kakinuma,” was held in 2010. In this exhibition, Koji Kakinuma presented an open studio featuring what he describes as the ‘trance work’ technique, repeatedly writing the two Japanese characters, “ま” and “え,” to fill a whole wall in a performance the like of which has never been seen before.
The following year, 2011, as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Taro Okamoto’s birth, Kakinuma carried out a project using calligraphy to turn Taro’s words into art. This resulted in the publication of the book, “Trance-mission.”
Ten years have passed since then but once again, the stage has been set at the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum for Koji Kakinuma to create to a unique form of expression.