Commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China, “The Great Silk Road World Heritage Exhibition” will be held from September 16 (Sat) to December 10 (Sun) at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Main Building Exhibition Room in Hachioji, Tokyo.
The Silk Road is known as the great trade route that crossed the Eurasian continent and connected East and West, and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 as “Silk Road : Network of Trade Routes along the Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor.
The exhibition will be the first large-scale Silk Road exhibition to be held outside of China since the Silk Road was recognized as a World Heritage Site. The exhibition will feature 240 Silk Road artifacts and related materials from 27 major museums and institutes in China, including 45 first-class artifacts such as gold and silver jewelry, bronzes, glass, ceramics, murals, paintings, textiles, scriptures, and Buddhist statues.
After the Tokyo exhibition, the exhibition is scheduled to tour Fukuoka, Miyagi, Ehime, Okayama, and Kyoto.