"Kotoshi no Kanji (Kanji of the Year)" is exhibited at the Kanji Museum.

On December 12 "Kanji no Hi (The day of Kanji)", it was published in Kiyomizu-dera Temple with the writing of Seihan MORI, the chief priest "Kotoshi no Kanji (Kanji of the Year)".

It is hosted by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, and it has become one of the features of December.

"Kanji Museum (Japan Kanji Museum and Library)" in Gion is holding "Kotoshi no Kanji ten (Kanji Exhibition of the Year)".

The first Chinese characters from 1995 to 2019 are introduced in the chronological table.

Each year, the top three Kanji applicants line up, and you can look back on the events and social conditions of the year.

Selected from 25 huge letters of "Kanji of the Year" written in the past, 8 of them are displayed in frames.

I heard that the design of the frame is different according to Chinese characters, so please pay attention to that too.

A brush and ink-making similar to the ones used for writing big letters are also displayed.

漢字ミュージアム_リサイズ2.jpgAlso notable is the huge volume of the 2020 "Kotoshi no Kanji (Kanji of the Year)", which was just completed.

"密 (Mitsu)" was displayed in the main hall of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the stage for calligraphy until Wednesday, December 23.

From Thursday, December 24, the exhibition will start on the 2nd floor of the museum, and visitors will be able to see how it looks before being framed.

"Kotoshi no Kanji ten (Kanji Exhibition of the Year)" is until Sunday, January 31, 2021.

On the 2nd floor, a special exhibition 'Learning Kanji in a Deep Nayami Style: From Meiji Period to Prewar Period' is being held until Tuesday, January 5.

It is a valuable opportunity to display textbooks and practice books from the Meiji period to the prewar period when the modern school system started.

Why not experience the fun and depth of Kanji in Japan's first museum specializing in Kanji?

The Kanji Museum is a short walk to the west on the south side of Shijo-dori Street from Yasaka-jinja Shrine.

It will be open until Wednesday, December 30 this year.

Kanji Museum (Japan Kanji Museum and Library)
551 Gion-machi Minamigawa , Higashiyama Ward , Kyoto City (The vacant ground of Kyoto City Moto-Yasaka Junior High School)
5 minutes walk east from exit 6 of Keihan Gion Shijo Station

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