What is Kumagai Tsuneko Memorial Museum?
Kumagai Tsuneko Memorial Museum was opened in April 1893 by Tsuneko Kumagai (1986-1990), who was active as a leading figure in women's kana books in the Showa period, after renovating her home where she lived.At the Memorial Museum, you can see Tsuneko's graceful books while retaining the atmosphere of your home built in 1936.
The museum has about 170 works by Tsuneko Kumagai.You can enjoy the world of Tsuneko's book while matching the theme of the exhibition.
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- Activity report "Memorial Hall Note"
- 4 building cooperation project "Memorial hall course"
Tsuneko Kumagai Abbreviation Yearbook
|1893 (Meiji 26)||Born in Kyoto.|
|1914 (Taisho 3)||Married Koshiro Kumagai in Kyoto and moved to Tokyo.|
|1931 (Showa 6)||After working at Kawakita Sakuramine (Showa 3) and Onoe Shibune (Showa 5), studied under Takakage Okayama.|
|1933 (Showa 8)||Received the Tonichi Daigo Award for "Tosa Diary" exhibited at the Taito Shodoin Exhibition.|
|1936 (Showa 11)||Set up a new house (currently Kumagai Tsuneko Memorial Hall in Ota Ward).|
|1951 (Showa 26)||Appointed director of Japan Calligraphy Art Institute.|
|1957 (Showa 32)||Kenkokai was established.|
|1965 (Showa 40)||Calligraphy lecture was given to Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess Michiko (currently Her Majesty the Empress).|
|1965 (Showa 40)||Become an honorary member of the Mainichi Shodo Association.|
|1967 (Showa 42)||Became a professor at Daito Bunka University.|
|1967 (Showa 42)||Received the Order of the Precious Crown.|
|1970 (Showa 45)||Appointed as a counselor of Nitten.|
|1980 (Showa 55)||Received the Order of the Precious Crown.|
|1986 (Showa 61)||He died on September 9 at the age of 30.|