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The Flowering of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

The Flowering of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy / Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8   September 24, 2020 (Thu) - November 15, 2020 (Sun)

  
The Buddha Descending from the Mountain, By Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (National Treasure)

Every autumn the Tokyo National Museum exhibits masterpieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Court painting and calligraphy, works by scholar-officials, and Zen Buddhist artworks have not only been appreciated in China, but all over East Asia for their refined style. In this exhibition, we are displaying classical works together with early modern works from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) onwards.

Please enjoy our selection of classical works that represent the flowering of Chinese painting and calligraphy for Japanese people.

 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.
Summer Landscape, Attributed to Hu Zhifu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th–13th century (National Treasure)
The Buddha Descending from the Mountain, By Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (National Treasure)
Landscape in Snow, By Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (National Treasure)
The Sixth Patriarch Cutting a Bamboo, By Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Li Bai Strolling, By Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Hanshan and Shide, By Yintuoluo, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (National Treasure)
Letter to the Buddhist Layman Wuxiang, By Dahui Zonggao, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century (National Treasure)
The Torn Xutang, By Xutang Zhiyu, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (National Treasure)
Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Gathering, By Chu Suiliang; original by Wang Xizhi, Original calligraphy by Wang Xizhi; Eastern Jin dynasty, 353; Ink rubbing from the Song dynasty, Tang dynasty, 7th century
Poems in Running Script, By Mi Fu, Northern Song dynasty, 1106
Inkstone with the Orchid Pavilion, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, Ming dynasty, 14th–17th century