Contemporary Bamboo Sculptures from Shanghai

Japan-China Friendship Center

poster for Contemporary Bamboo Sculptures from Shanghai

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Characterized by elegant brush-like carving techniques, bamboo sculptures from the Jiading District of Shanghai express narratives from poetry, books and paintings through their three-dimensional representations. Appreciated for their high artistic value suited to those with literary interests, they were considered a gift to the court in the early days of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The craft was traditionally passed down through blood lines and shared primarily among families and apprentices. In 2006, it was registered as China’s first National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Around 80 bamboo sculptures by contemporary crafts people from Jiading will be on exhibit here.



from February 01, 2018 to February 25, 2018
Exhibition Hours: 10:00-17:00. Closed on Wednesdays.



Venue Hours

Note:Depends on each event.


Address: 1-5-3 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Phone: 03-3815-5085 Fax: 03-3811-5263

1 minute walk from exit C3 at Iidabashi Station on the Oedo line, 10 minutes walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi line.

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