The Calligraphy Album ‘Tekagami Kanboku-jo’
|Period||Nara - Muromachi period, 8th - 15th century|
|Materials and techniques||311 fragments in one album|
This album is one of the three renowned collections of outstanding calligraphy, the other two being Moshiogusa in the Kyoto National Museum Collection and Minuyono-tomo in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts Collection. Kambokujō, meaning “a castle of brush and Indian ink”, is an appropriate name for a repository of masterpieces by distinguished calligraphers. It contains 311 pieces of excellent calligraphy from Nara through Muromachi periods. It was passed down the line of the Kohitsu family and later owned by the Masuda family.