Exhibition: Japan: Courts and Culture

This exhibition runs from Fri, 12th Jun 2020 to Sun, 8th Nov 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

12th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)  <– Today
13th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
14th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
15th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
16th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
17th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
18th Jun 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 12th Jun 2020

Cost: £15

The Royal Collection contains one of the finest holdings of Japanese works of art in the western world, significant for both the unique provenance and exceptional quality of the objects.

Now, for the first time, highlights from the collection are brought together in the exhibition Japan: Courts and Culture, which tells the story of the diplomatic, artistic and cultural exchanges between Britain and Japan from the reigns of James I to Queen Elizabeth II.

Including rare examples of porcelain, lacquer, armour and embroidered screens, the exhibition offers a unique insight into the relationship between the imperial and royal courts over a period of 300 years.

Together, they offer a unique insight into the worlds of ritual, honour and artistry linking the courts and cultures of Britain and Japan.

The accompanying publication, Japan: Courts and Culture, is published by Royal Collection Trust, price £29.95 from Royal Collection Trust shops.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The Queen's Gallery,

Buckingham Palace, London,

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