Standing before a life-size model of Nihombashi’s Nakamuraza Theatre on the newly remodeled sixth floor of the Edo-Tokyo Museum, calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa sweeps a large brush over the white canvas on the floor.
This year marks the 150th of the renaming of Edo to Tokyo, and with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike looking on, Kanazawa, dressed in a black hakama, helped write a message commemorating the anniversary, and celebrating Tokyo’s future.
“Congratulations, Tokyo,” said Kanazawa, standing over the finished piece. “Let’s fly together.”
(Via Tokyo Weekender)
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