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Tatsuo Hori and the World of Classic Literature

Spring Special Exhibition

Hori Tatsuo and the World of Classic Literature

 As a young man on the literary scene, Tatsuo Hori was influenced by Western literature and published works such as “The Clumsy Angel,” “The False Painting of Roubens,” and “The Holy Family.

 Around 1937, he began to read Japanese classics in a scholarly way, and began to write about them in his own way, writing about them from “Dragonfly Diary,” “Diary of Kageorofu,” “Hottogisu,” and “The Tale of the Dragonfly.

He also published essays on classics such as “Wakana no maki” (Wakana scrolls, etc.) and “Minasuteki” (a collection of essays on Minasuteki).

 Hori also traveled to Nara and Kyoto to create his works, which resulted in “Yamatoji and Shinanoji.

 He continued his study of the classics until his later years, when he spent his days in a hospital bed in Oiwake.

 This exhibition introduces the relationship between “Japanese classics” and Hori Tatsuo’s literature, which greatly influenced Hori Tatsuo’s works from his mid period onward, and the background of his works created from them, using related materials.


Date & Time March 16, 2024 (Sat) - July 7, 2024 (Sun) 9:00~17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed: Wednesday (open on national holidays)
Location Hori Tatsuo Literature Memorial Hall
Charge Adults: 400 yen, elementary, junior high and high school students: 200 yen
Contact us 0267-45-2050

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