The Printing Museum, Tokyo is proud to present items from its collection in a series of exhibitions which will change every 3 or 4 months over a period of some one and a half years until 2011. You will surely marvel at the treasures on display in each of these unique exhibitions.
Western-style type was introduced to Japan in the latter half of the 19th century, but simply imitating the Western punch method of sculpting and then inscribing letters to make a mold proved to be inadequate for the task of creating type for finely detailed Japanese characters, which can require as many as 20 or more strokes to be written. Shozo Motoki was one of the printers at the time who succeeded in creating a type production method that suited the requirements of reproducing Japanese characters. This exhibition introduces Shozo Motoki and the method that he invented for manufacturing type.
||Oct. 2, 2010 (Sat) - Jan. 16, 2011 (Sun)
||10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
||Adults: 300 yen
University students: 200 yen
High school and junior high school students: 100 yen
Children up to elementary school age (12 years old): free
* Admission charges may change during Temporary Exhibitions.
*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Free admittance to senior citizens (65 years and over)
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendant
*Free admittance on Culture Day, Nov 3
Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.