- Europe & Africa
Dressed to impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men’s Fashion
The Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street,
Bath , United Kingdom
Nov 04, 2017 To Apr 22, 2018
Detail: This exhibition explores the intricate accessories worn by Japanese men during the Edo period (1615-1868). Netsuke are a form of Japanese miniature sculpture that were primarily functional, but evolved into an important art form. The exhibition features five netsuke and other objects chosen from the British Museum’s collection, with more pieces added from MEAA’s collection to show the range and beauty of these objects and their excellent craftsmanship.
The exhibition places the netsuke and other objects in context with a sword and bespoke male kimono to demonstrate how they were worn as a complete outfit in the 18th century.