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Chinese Literati

"Chinese Literati"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8  April 25, 2017 (Tue) - June 25, 2017 (Sun)

  
Brush Pot, Eighteen arhats design, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)

The literati were people who devoted themselves to reading, calligraphy, painting, and other fine arts. In China, their way of life was traditionally held as an ideal. This exhibit recreates the studies of literati, where calligraphy and painting of China were born.

Current exhibit includes:
Inkstone, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, Qing dynasty, 17th–19th century (Gift of Ms. Aoyama Toku)
Brush Pot, Eighteen arhats design, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Characters for Plaque in Running Script, By He Shaoji, Qing dynasty, dated 1870 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)