In the latter half of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), painter Song Di painted the changes of the Xiaoxiang region of Hunan province in eight poetic views. Called the “Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers,” it became a representative theme of landscape paintings, and a source of inspiration of later masterpieces. It has been revered and received with affection in Japan as well. Beginning with the “Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers,” this exhibition will feature other popular scenic landscapes, such as Xi Hu (or West Lake), that has been depicted in China and Japan since old days. We hope to show the world of landscapes cherished in the hearts of the people.
Admiration for Landscapes ― Meishō Hakkei, Eight Scenic Views
October 5, 2019 to November 10, 2019