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BRIEF: 'Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei'

June 19, 2014

By Mio Yamada, Japan Times, Tokyo



June 19--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.). Y1,600. Call or visit website for closed dates. 03-5405-8686; www.tnm.jp

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