The calligrapher and western-style painter Fusetsu Nakamura opened the Calligraphy Museum in 1936. The collection includes inscribed tortoise shells, bronze ware, stone inscriptions, mirrors, stone rubbings, and scrolls. Overall there are about 16,000 pieces of art, antiquities, and archeological finds relevant to the research of calligraphy in Japan and China. Twelve are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan and five are designated Art Treasures.
Shrines & temples