Back to listMar 15, 2009

"Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Exhibition Closes

090314exh_gunma.jpg "Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" exhibition in Gunma

The "Great Romance of the Three Kingdoms" exhibition, organized by the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM), closed on March 15, 2009, at Green Dome Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Since the exhibition opened on May 2, 2008, at TFAM in Hachioji, Tokyo, over one million visited the show at seven venues throughout Japan. The visitor total set a record for exhibitions of Chinese art held in Japan. Over 200 items were displayed, many of which are designated as Class A Heritage/Cultural Properties of China, and provide a comprehensive view of the Chinese historical novel The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

On March 13, the 1,000,000th visitor to the exhibition was acknowledged during a ceremony at Green Dome Maebashi. Luo Bojian, director of Art Exhibitions China and currently visiting Japan for an academic exchange, also attended the ceremony and expressed his appreciation for the exhibition's organizers and supporters who made it such a great success.

Beginning in April, the exhibition will tour China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Chengdu.

[Adapted from an article in the March 14, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]