Past Exhibitions

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.
Special Exhibition
Kannon Worship:The Thirty-three Pilgrimage Sites of Western Japan

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