The Origin of Chinese Civilization: Henan cultural treasures exhibition opens in Nara, Japan
April 4th—The Origin of Chinese Civilization: Henan's cultural treasures exhibition opens at the National museum in Nara, Japan. Chinese consulate general Zheng Xianglin in Osaka, Nara National Museum's Director Kenichi Yuyama, the Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka's President Hitoshi Uchiyama, Henan Museum's Zhang Wenjun, and Henan Provinicial Administration of Cultural Heritage's vice-president Li Yudong as well as 700 delegates from different communities and field attended the opening ceremonies.
This exhibition was organized by the Nara National Museum, the Yomiuri Shimbun Inc, and the Henan Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage with support from the Chinese Embassy in Japan and the Chinese Embassy in Osaka.
This exhibition will include bronze, gold, silver, lacquer, ceramic, jade artifacts, glazed glass and portraits painted on bricks, totally 148 fine artifacts selected from Henan's precious cultural relics. The Japanese title for this exhibition is "the origin of Chinese Civilzation" and worked well in the exhibition's earlier advertising. One of the organizer's, the Yomiuri Shimbun printed many pages with excellent pictures and writing to introduce the exhibit's content. The exhibition will also include lectures on China's traditional culture as well as a series of academic activities. The donation boxes will be set up within meeting place to collect donations. All donations will transfer to the Japanese affected in the earthquake disaster through the Red Cross Society in Japan.
This exhibition had been hold in July 2010 and October 2010 respectively at Tokyo National Museum and Fukuoka Kyushu National Museum, and approximately 170,000 viewers visited. Nara National Museum's exhibition in Japan will be the last site for this exhibit and will end May 29th, 2011. (Translator: Marie Kerwin)