Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy
With its massive exterior and spacious, high-ceilinged interior, the museum was built to a temple-inspired design, putting it in perfect harmony with the local architecture and surrounding nature. It was designed by Kosugi Hideo, disciple of Yoshida Isoya, who was a leading architect during the Showa period. Upon entering the museum building, your eyes are immediately caught by a 13-meter-high ink impression called Rubbing of the Stone Stele’s Inscription of Taishan, exhibited in the 20-meter high Central Hall. The scale of the work, which was reportedly written by Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, is something to experience.
|Address||640 Narita, Narita City 286-0023|
|Access||About 25 minutes by foot, or 5 minutes by taxi from Narita Station on the Keisei Line or JR Line; about 20 minutes by taxi from Narita Airport; about 15 minutes by car from the Tomisato IC; or 10 minutes from the Narita IC of the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.|
Closed Mondays (if Monday falls on a holiday, closed on the following day), during the preparation period for the next exhibition, and at year-end
|Facility outline||Total floor area: 3,838 m2; building: steel, partly reinforced concrete, 2 aboveground floors
Barrier-free (wheelchairs are available)
Elevator is available.
|Available area (m2) / Capacity||2F: Lounge, Exhibition Room and Special Exhibition Room, Training Room (about 200 people/244 m2, Conference Room (about 30 people/64 m2)
1F: Museum Shop, Central Hall (about 300 people/350 m2), Sekishoan tearoom (separate building)
|Remark||Facility use is not approved when:
The use may violate public policy.
The use is for commercial purposes.
The use may damage the facilities or equipment.
The use is for political purposes or a religious activity.
Use may be cancelled, suspended, or limited even after approval when:
The use is found to be for a purpose other than the declared purpose.
The instructions of museum personnel are not followed.
It is deemed necessary due to a disaster or other reasons.
Instructions for use:
Refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking, and using fire.
Do not disturb others with noise, ruckus, etc.
Eating is allowed in the Conference Room and Training Room, only
The museum premises have been used for outdoor events (partly roofed).
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2021 MICE Hospitality Lecture, Live calligraphy performance and experience after the lecture