This is the largest cultural event between Taiwan and Japan in years. Staff at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum have finally agreed, after years of discussion and planning, to send a large number of national treasures for exhibition to the Tokyo National Museum and Kyushu National Museum from June to October 2014. They hope that people in Japan can better understand and appreciate Chinese culture and Taiwan through visiting the historical relics.
According to the Palace Museum, while two of the best-known national treasures, “Jadeite Cabbage with Insects” and “Meat-shaped Stone”, will be on touring exhibition in Japan, there will also be different magnificent exhibitions every week.
From June 17 to 24, people can see the “Planter with a Coral Carving of the God of Literature” from the Qing Dynasty. From June 25 to July 2, “Gold Chalice of Eternal Stability” and “Jade Candlestick of Constant Harmony” from the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong’s reign, will be on exhibition. From July 3 to 10, “High-Stem Set of Carved Wood Cups” from 17th century Europe will be on display. From September 30 to October 23, the famous “Small Jadeite Cabbage” of the Qing Dynasty, “Jadeite Cabbage Floral Holder” of the Qing Dynasty, and “Jade Brush Holder with a Garden Scene” from the Qing Dynasty will be on display.