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The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting / Honkan Room T1 & T2   July 10, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

  
Former Edo Castle (detail), By Takahashi Yuichi, Dated 1872

The Meiji Restoration, which took place 150 years ago, led not only to major reforms in Japan’s political system and society, but also affected its culture in a variety of ways. This thematic exhibition, the primary scope of which is the early Meiji era, explores different aspects of this turning point in Japanese history by observing nature, people, cities, and historical events as they were depicted in modern works of calligraphy and painting now in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum. We hope that this exhibition will provide visitors with an opportunity to become familiar with Japan’s Meiji era as it was depicted in both calligraphy and painting.
 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Section 1: People and Calligraphy in the Meiji Era
Calligraphy for a Plaque, By Saigo Takamori, Meiji era, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Saigo Jutoku)
Chinese-style Couplet in Seven-character Phrases, By Prince Taruhito, Dated 1891 (Gift of Mr. Uemura Kaneyoshi)

Section 2: Depicting the Meiji Era
Former Edo Castle, By Takahashi Yuichi, Dated 1872
Night View in Ginza, By Matsumoto Tamiji, Meiji era, 19th century

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The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration; The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting
The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration;
The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting

by Satoshi Tarashima
(In Japanese)

Issued by: Tokyo National Museum
Price: 700 yen (Tax exclusive)
A4size All colore 32p

On sale in the museum shop from July 10, 2018.