Past Exhibitions

Feature Exhibition in Celebration of ICOM Kyoto 2019
Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures
National Treasure Calligraphy from Kyoto Temples and Shrines
August 14, 2019 - September 16, 2019

Japan's temples and shrines have preserved an extraordinary corpus of artistic objects over the centuries, comprising a significant cultural legacy. Perhaps the most numerous and diverse category among these is calligraphy—objects conveying the written word. This gallery features some of the most revered calligraphy in Japan, all of which have been essential to our understanding of this nation's past. Every object on view here is a National Treasure of Japan. Enjoy this extraordinarily rare opportunity to view formative handwritten works of literature, documents, letters, and manuscripts that have helped define Japanese history and culture.

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