【Exhibition】 “Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy” – Tokyo National Museum Special Exhibition. January 16, 2019 (Wed) – February 24, 2019 (Sun)
Chinese calligraphy reached its zenith during the time of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 – 420) and the T’ang Dynasty (618 – 907). During the T’ang Dynasty, three great calligraphers – Ouyang Xun, Yu Shinan, and Chu Suiliang – perfected the style known as “standard script.” While inheriting the tradition they established, Yan Zhenqing (709–785) succeeded in establishing his own style of calligraphy, which would have tremendous influence for ages to come. Bringing together exquisite works from collections in Japan and abroad, this exhibition will explore Yan Zhenqing and his work, its influence on future generations, and its reception in Japan.
Segment of Commentary on the Diamond Sutra (Kongo Han’nya Kyo)By Kukai. Heian Period, 9th century. Kyoto National Museum (National Treasure)
Period: Wednesday, January 16 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
Venue: Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours: 9:30 – 17:00, Fridays, Saturdays, until 21:00. (Last entry 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Mondays (except for Monday, February 11 – closed Tuesday, February 12, instead)
Admission: Adults – 1,600 yen; university students – 1,200 yen; high school students – 900 yen; junior high school students and younger – free.