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Chinese Literati

"Chinese Literati"

Toyokan Room 8  March 5, 2019 (Tue) - April 21, 2019 (Sun)

  
Display Shelf for Writing Tools and Materials, China, Qing dynasty, 19th 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:
Display Shelf for Writing Tools and Materials, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Four Characters for a Plaque in Clerical Script, By Wu Xizai, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)