Mitsuo Aida Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Mitsuo Aida Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for A Life of Study, a Life of Youth

    A Life of Study, a Life of Youth

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-05-28 - 2019-10-06

    An exhibition for the 95th anniversary of the birth of the calligrapher and poet Mitsuo Aida surveys his works, from when he was in his teens, through practice and experimentation in his 30s and 40s, the...More »

  • poster for The Power of Mitsuo’s Letters

    The Power of Mitsuo’s Letters

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-01-29 - 2019-05-26

    This exhibition considers the visual power of poet and calligrapher Mitsuo Aida’s written characters and how they evolved from his teens through his thirties.More »

  • poster for The Life of Mitsuo

    The Life of Mitsuo

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-10-02 - 2019-01-27

    Mitsuo Aida was a well-known philosophical calligrapher whose works are featured in Japanese schoolbooks. This exhibition sheds light on his life from his youth during the turbulent WWII and post-war eras...More »

  • poster for Mitsuo Aida “Nobility in Losing”

    Mitsuo Aida “Nobility in Losing”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-06-05 - 2018-09-30

    The core of this exhibition is work that shows the “nobility in losing”.More »

  • poster for Mitsuo Aida Exhibition

    Mitsuo Aida Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-03-13 - 2018-06-03

    Poetry is poetry. Calligraphy is calligraphy. First comes the poetry, then comes the calligraphy. Mitsuo Aida’s artistic style was a time-consuming process of draft upon draft to create even a single poem....More »

  • poster for Seisai “The Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji”

    Seisai “The Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-12-17 - 2014-01-26

    With “The Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji,” the artist Sesai hopes to teach people in Japan and abroad about the splendor of Mt. Fuji as an aspect of Japanese culture. [Related Events] Artist’s...More »

  • poster for Mitsuo Aida “Just Being There”

    Mitsuo Aida “Just Being There”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-12-17 - 2014-03-02

    Aida Makoto believed in leaving room for interpretation in his works. For instance, the last line of “Just Being There” is “I too want to become someone like you,” which allows the viewer to imagine what...More »

  • poster for Mitsuo Aida “Even Just One Thing”

    Mitsuo Aida “Even Just One Thing”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-09-03 - 2013-12-15

    Displaying one of calligraphy artist Mitsuo Aida’s most famous works in celebration of the museum’s 10th year at the Tokyo International Forum. [Image: Mitsuo Aida “Even Just One Thing” (1960)] More »

  • poster for Practices in Passivity and Losing

    Practices in Passivity and Losing

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-06-04 - 2013-09-01

    A belief that life is made up of clumsy defeats and messy embarrassments than more often than attractive victories was the foundation of Mitsuo Aida’s philosophy. Instead of giving up in the face of life’s...More »

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