June 22 - 23, 2019

Jiangsu Performing Arts - Voyage To The East

公元742年(唐天宝元年),唐代高僧鉴真大师应日本国僧人邀请,先后六次东渡,历尽千辛万苦,终于在754年到达日本国。与他同行的人中不仅有懂艺术的、医学的,还有能工巧匠等。他带去了大量书籍文物,辛勤传播着唐朝的文化成就。时至今日,中国扬州大明寺和日本唐招提寺的长明灯,遥相辉映,闪亮着温暖的平和之光。   

本剧以史实为依据,艺术地再现了这段中日间文化交流的千古佳话。

In 742 AD (the first year of Tianbao’s reign in the Tang Dynasty), at Japanese monks’ invitation, eminent monk Jianzhen took sea-voyage eastward to Japan for six times successively, through innumerable trials and hardships, he finally reached Japan in 754 AD. Among his companions, there were people having knowledge in art, medicine, and skillful craftsmen. He brought a large number of books and cultural objects to Japan, and painstakingly propagated the cultural achievements of the Dang Dynasty. Up to this day, the altar lamps in Daming Temple in Yangzhou, China and Toshodai Temple in Japan reflect with each other with warm and peace light in distance.