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Chinese Literati

"Chinese Literati"

Toyokan Room 8  August 28, 2018 (Tue) - October 21, 2018 (Sun)

  
Seal Material, With lion-shaped knob, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, China, Ming dynasty, 14th–17th century (Gift of Mr. Aoyama Keiji)

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:
Square Inkstone, White-speckled stone with a design of paired dragons, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, China, Ming dynasty, 14th–17th century (Gift of Mr. Aoyama Keiji)
Seal Material, With lion-shaped knob, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, China, Ming dynasty, 14th–17th century (Gift of Mr. Aoyama Keiji)
Three Characters for a Plaque in Clerical Script, By Zhao Zhiqian, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)