- Travel in the Early Period
- January 2, 2020 - February 9, 2020
If we call the act of leaving home and visiting a place in another
geographic location "travel," then, the people in early East Asia
travelled much more than we might imagine today. Because the
infrastructure of the roads was not as well developed at the time,
travelling was considered a dangerous undertaking. What is it,
then, that attracted the people to seek such an adventure?
This section features a wide range of works of calligraphy
related to early travel and travelers. The objects differ not only in
production period, but also illuminate a variety of motivations,
and distances travelled by these early pioneers. This is exhibit,
also relates to the upcoming Special Exhibition titled "Kannon
Worship: The Thirty-three Pilgrimage Sites of Western Japan,"
on view from April 11 to May 31, 2020.
Kannon Worship:The Thirty-three Pilgrimage Sites of Western Japan