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This gallery has been created in direct response to visitor interest in beauty and diversity of Japanese art and culture. Thanks to generous funding by the Art Fund, the Museum has been able to acquire a range of contemporary Japanese art, fashion and domestic goods that complement our historic Japanese collections.

Don’t miss:

  • The monumental Buddha head dating back to the Kamakura Period

  • Edo Period wood block prints alongside cels from anime movies

  • Vintage kimono alongside modern street fashion

  • Centuries old ceramics alongside pieces by 20th and 21st century masters

  • Historic weapons alongside contemporary samurai armour made for the movies.