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‘Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei’

Tokyo National Museum

by Mio Yamada

Staff Writer

The National Palace Museum, Taipei, is one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, housing more than 696,000 items, many of which are outstanding masterpieces.

In a display that explores the development of Chinese aesthetics and its strong influence on Japanese culture, this exhibition brings to Tokyo a large selection of the National Palace Museum’s best works, including ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, metalwork and jade items. Exhibits will change during the exhibition period; June 24-Sept. 15.

Tokyo National Museum, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat., Sun. till 6 p.m.). ¥1,600. Call or visit website for closed dates. 03-5405-8686; www.tnm.jp