illustration of the british museum and its section on japanese culture

Japanese history at the British Museum

If you have the opportunity to visit London and want to immerse yourself in the world of Japan, take a trip to the British Museum! This museum illustrates human history from its beginnings to the present day on all continents. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese culture in Europe.

The British Museum in London has a remarkable collection of Japanese art, ranging from archaeological artefacts to 19th century objects. The collection includes paintings, prints, sculptures, porcelain and textiles, as well as objects of everyday life, such as weapons and kitchen utensils.

Japanese art at the British Museum is considered to be one of the largest collections of Japanese art outside Japan. The collection has been built up over the years through gifts, bequests and acquisitions, and includes works from the Golden Age of Japanese art, from the late 16th to the late 17th century.

The British Museum’s collection is particularly rich in Japanese prints, including Ukiyo-e prints, which depict scenes of everyday life and celebrities of the time. The collection also includes paintings on silk and paper, sculptures in wood and bronze, and decorative objects such as vases, dishes and porcelain bowls.

Japanese art at the British Museum is an important part of the Museum’s overall collection and is a testament to the richness and diversity of Japanese culture. The museum regularly offers special exhibitions to showcase particular aspects of its Japanese art collection, allowing visitors to discover remarkable works and learn more about Japanese history and culture.

A new feature has also been added to the museum to the delight of fans: a section dedicated to manga! Regular visitors and novices alike will be able to discover the origins of this art form and learn more about the particular techniques used (reading direction, materials required, layout, etc.).

A new breath of fresh air that attracts a younger public who would not necessarily have had the opportunity to discover the archaeological treasures hidden in this beautiful museum.

And for those who don’t have the chance to visit the museum, you can find all the world of Japan on the Nipponboutique website! Traditional clothing, ceramics and cast iron, utensils and other products await you!

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