China and Japan: Masterworks of Calligraphy
August 8–September 18, 2023
Heisei Chishinkan Wing, Galleries 1F-2,3
*The museum will be open on Monday, September 18, 2023.
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
The cultures of Japan and China are united by their shared use of Chinese characters (J. kanji; Ch. hanzi). Over their long histories, both countries developed rich traditions of calligraphy that celebrate the unique creative energy and expressive forms of the written word. This exhibition features outstanding works of calligraphy from both countries that have been carefully preserved for generations.
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