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Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Imported to Edo Japan

Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Imported to Edo Japan / Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8   September 7, 2021 (Tue) - October 17, 2021 (Sun)

 Image of "Thousand Character Classic in Cursive Script (detail)By Zhu Shunsui, Edo period, 1663 (Gift of Mr. Ikeda Daishirō)" 
Thousand Character Classic in Cursive Script (detail)
By Zhu Shunsui, Edo period, 1663 (Gift of Mr. Ikeda Daishirō)

Even during the Edo period (1603–1868), when trade was strictly regulated, paintings and calligraphy were introduced to Japan through trade in Nagasaki.

This exhibition introduces art imported to Edo Japan through four chapters: 1) Ōbaku: A New Wave of Zen Buddhism, 2) Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Shen Quan, 3) Paintings and Calligraphy by Chinese Visitors to Edo Japan, and 4) Ichikawa Beian’s Reception of Chinese Calligraphy.

 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.
Thousand Character Classic in Cursive Script, By Zhu Shunsui, Edo period, 1663 (Gift of Mr. Ikeda Daishirō)
Poem in Cursive Script, By Etsusan DōshūEdo period, 17th-18th century
Deer and Cranes, By Shen Quan, Qing dynasty, 1739 (Gift of Mr. Yamazaki Tatsuo)
Snow, Plum, and Gathering Rabbits, By Shen Quan, Qing dynasty, 1716 (Private collection)
Miaosha jing Sutra in Standard Script, By Emperor Shenzong, China, Ming dynasty, 1601 (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Sanken)

 

Thematic Exhibition Catalogues

Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Imported to Edo Japan

Issued by: Tokyo National Museum
Price: 660 yen (Tax included)
On sale in the museum shop.

 

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