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How far from the No.2 Ganjiang West Road
In 2019, Guoyunlou is coming to the public after renovation. Mr. Gu Wenbin built Guoyunlou in 1873 to collect paintings and calligraphy in China, which gradually became the center of Jiangnan collection, known as the pearl in the crown.
Right here at No.2 Ganjiang West Road, the most famous Chinese poet Li Bai and his Japanese friend Abeno Nakamaro came to explore the artistic Suzhou described by another famous poet in the Tang dynasty Bai Juyi. They wandered around right here in the Chunshenjun Temple, and then went to Changshu and Taicang to find Abe's way back to Japan, leaving a footprint in the journey of history...
Wu Dacheng, Wu Changshuo, Yan Wenliang, Ren Bonian, Wu Hufan, Hu Gongshou, Wang Yiting, Pu Hua, Jin Xinlan, Gu Ruobo... celebrities and talents gathered here to witness the glory and became part of it.
The book of Ecclesiastes records: generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever; the sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises; the wind blows to the south and turns to the north, round and round it goes, ever returning on its course; all streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full, to the place the streams come from, there they return again.
We are inspired to follow the traces of history preserved deep in Jiangnan, at the hundred-year-old Guoyunlou.
The history is still alive. Together with Guoyunlou, Pan-National Arts wakes up the legend of Chinese collection.