Zhao Mengfu's "Lanting Preface Thirteen Postscripts" Fragment (Selected Pages) Paper Album 33.2X24.4cm
Collection of Tokyo National Museum, Japan (gifted by Kikujiro Takashima)

Fragment of Dugu's "Dingwu Lanting" (selected pages) Collection of Tokyo National Museum, Japan

      In the third year of Zhida (1310), Zhao Mengfu was on the way from Wuxing (now Huzhou, Zhejiang) to Dadu (now Beijing), Dugu Chunpeng (1259-1336) came to see him off, and let him be in the same boat with "Song Tuoding Wulan Pavilion Preface" The famous Wu Sen (1250-1313) also carried a copy of "Dingwu Lanting Preface". God-given opportunity, Zhao Mengfu, who was able to enjoy two copies of "Preface to Lanting Pavilion" by chance, spent more than a month on a boat trip, reading the full text of "Preface to Lanting Pavilion" every day for the postscript. There are thirteen postscripts in Dugu Benji, so later generations call it "Thirteen Postscripts of Lanting Tie".

      After the rubbings of "Lanting Preface", there are postscripts of Song Wu Shuo, Zhu Dunru, Yuan Qianxuan, Xian Yushu, etc., followed by the thirteen postscripts written by Zhao Mengfu from September 5th to October 7th, and Ke Jiusi's postscripts. Obtained the excellent copy of "Lanting Preface" and wrote the second postscript. In addition to the exquisite calligraphy, it has also become an extremely important book theory in understanding Zhao Mengfu's calligraphy concept. During the reign of Qianlong, the piece was put into the collection of Tan Zushou. After Tan's death, it was burnt in a natural disaster, and it remains as it is now. It was later spread to Japan, collected by Takashima Kikujiro, and donated to the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. In the spring of 2006, it was seen in the Shanghai Museum's "Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy Treasures Exhibition".