The Title of the Sculpture

Inokashira Park Zoo


Seibo Kitamura
For the first time, more than 90 nameplates and plaster title plates for sculptures, which have remained closed to the public in the collection room for more than half a century, will be exhibited.

Kitamura Seibou wrote the title plates for his sculptures and the inscriptions placed outdoors himself and then carved them in relief. In his studio in Inokashira, Kitamura Saibou enjoyed writing calligraphy and haiku and left behind a large number of works. This interest in calligraphy can also be seen in the collection of books left in his studio, as well as in a collection of works by Chinese calligraphers of the Qing dynasty.

This exhibition is divided into four sections: 1) the initial positioning and overall design of the inscription, comparing it with blueprints and sketches; 2) the title plate of the outdoor sculptures installed in Inokashira Park; 3) the inscription for the portrait sculpture commissioned after “Peace Statue”; and 4) the inscription as a study.




Venue Hours

09:30 ~ 17:00
Closed on Monday
Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during thr New Year holidays.
FeeAdults, University and High School Students ¥400, Junior High School Students ¥150, Seniors over 65 ¥200, Elementary School Student and Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueInokashira Park Zoo
Location1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0005
Access12 minute walk from the Central exit of Kichijoji Station on the JR Chuo or Keio Inokashira line, 15 minute walk from Inokashira-koen Station on the Keio Inokashira line.