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National Treasure Gallery: Gunsho chiyo (A book of politics), Vol. 31

"National Treasure Gallery: Gunsho chiyo (A book of politics), Vol. 31"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2  February 14, 2017 (Tue) - March 12, 2017 (Sun)

  
Gunsho Chiyo (a book of politics), Vol. 31 (detail), Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure)

This scroll is a transcription of a volume from a Chinese manuscript on politics, which was compiled by the order of a Tang-dynasty emperor. While many of the original volumes were lost in the early stages in China, some reached Japan and their transcriptions have survived to this day. With the text written on plain or decorated writing paper, this particular scroll is the oldest surviving transcription of the original in the world.

On Exhibit:
Gunsho Chiyo (a book of politics), Vol. 31, Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure)