A Treasury of Written Characters

Tokyo Weekender Treasury of Written Characters

When: 02/06/16 - 27/08/16: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: LIXIL Gallery 1, 3-6-18 Kyobashi

Akira Nakanishi (1928-94) was the sixth generation head of a famous printing company in Kyoto, and became so enamored with the written word that he spent 25 years of his life traveling the world and collecting writing specimens from more than 100 countries. The “Nakanishi Collection,” which is preserved at Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology, contains samples of writing from the Middle East and Europe, India and Southeast Asia, and China. A fascinating look at the variety of ways that humankind has captured language for posterity.

A Treasury of Written Characters

How much: Free

More information: tinyurl.com/lixiltokyo

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