An Opening Ceremony of Mr. Zhou Enlai, Memorial Exhibition held in Miyako Messe， Kyoto
As 98 years before, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a poetry about Arashiyama’s springtime, that “The second time I tour the Hill, on both sides of which grows thickly green pines, Among which cherry trees are interspersed...”.
The year 2017 marks the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations of China and Japan. On March 27, 2017, an opening ceremony of Mr. Zhou Enlai, memorial exhibition was held in Miyako Messe， Kyoto.
At July 1917,Zhou went to Japan for further studies, when he was 19. During his 2 years of student life in Japan, Young Zhou had deeply enchanted with Japanese landscape and culture, in particular, the nature beauty in Kyoto. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, through his superb wisdom and diplomatic technique, premier Zhou Enlai had taken all effective measures, such as putting people to people exchanges first, and to promote the official decisions. He overcame all sorts of difficulties, and pushed forward the relationship of China and Japan. With all remitting efforts of premier Zhou Enlai, the normalization of diplomatic relations finally realized between China and Japan in 1972.
In Japanese’s eyes, premier Zhou is one of the greatest politicians of the modern world, because of his personalities, such as trusted, intelligent and perceptivity. Moreover, premier Zhou was renowned for his contributions of promoting and maintaining the peace and relationship between China and Asian countries. He is also the one who made great contributions to the diplomatic relations establishment and the friendly relationship between China and Japan.
The exhibition of the 100th anniversary of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai’s birth was focused on producing CCTV documentary-100th anniversary of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. The exhibition displayed vast precious collections, such as the inscriptions of china and oversea personages, paintings and calligraphy photography works and historical data. Exhibits including the inscriptions and photos from Nakasone Yasuhiro, Norodom Sihanouk, Henry Alfred Kissinger, Ikeda Daisaku, Nikaid Susumu, Tanaka Makiko,Liao Chengzhi, Zhao Puchu, Sun Pinghua, Lin Liyun, Okazaki Kaheita, and other international dignitaries. The famous calligrapher and painter-Guan Shanyue, Ouyang Zhongshi, Shen Peng, Li Duo and Li Qi also created some calligraphy and paintings for premier Zhou. The original photo-《Zhou Enlai in deep throught 》was created by famous Italy photographer Giorgio Lotti, was displayed on this exhibition.
In the exhibition of premier Zhou memorial exhibition, almost all exhibits are original copies, which have great historical value and artistic value. Exhibition was showed in 5 sections. There were notice, fair, honest, love and peace.
The exhibition was displayed in Tokyo and Nagano in November 2015 and April 2016, which stirred up wide appreciation among visitors.