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Victoria & Albert Museum

19th September - 3rd March 2002
The Japanese Sword: The Soul of the Samurai
Japanese blades and mountings, 14th - early 20th

20th September - February 2002
Out of Japan
Exhibition of three key bodies of photographic work from

14th November - 13th February 2002
Kamakura-Bori: 500 years of Japanese lacquered
wood carving

Currently open - January 2002
Japanese Kimono
Highlights from the V & A's collection
details Justine Lewis, tel. 020 7422 2244

British Museum

3rd September - 2nd December
Shinto: The Sacred Art of Ancient Japan
Art and artefacts, including primeval earthenware figures
and paintings, associated with Shintoism

9th November - 17th March 2002
Agatha Christie and the Orient
Artefacts, photographs, archives and Christie's own films
reveal the influence of her Near Eastern archaeological
discoveries on her detective writings

14th November - 3rd March 2002
Light Motifs: An Aomori Float and Japanese Kites
Displaying kites from the museum's collection and the
construction of a large float from the Nebuta Festival

details: Information desk, tel. 020 7323 8299

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

18th April - 21st December
Designs as Signs
Decoration and Chinese ceramics, 3rd - I 8th centuries

details Elizabeth Jackson, tel. 020 7387 3909

Design Museum

20th July - 18th November
Isamu Noguchi
Exhibition of sculpture, furniture and landscape
architecture together with lighting and stage set design

details Ruth Jindal, tel. 020 7940 8765

Hayward Gallery

4th October - 9th December
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition
Painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and
performance by 25-30 artists

details Public enquiries, tel. 020 7960 5226

Crafts Council

15th November - 13th January 2002
Contemporary Japanese Jewellery
A ten year retrospective study of contemporary
Japanese jewellery

details Public enquiries. tel. 020 7278 7700

Royal Institute of British Architects

9th October - 28th November
Four by Four: Sixteen Architects' Houses in Japan

details Reception, tel. 020 7580 5533

Barbican Centre

16th - 18th November
Kodo Drummers
Three performances from a 14 strong company of
musicians and their traditional Japanese drums

details Information & tickets: box office, tel. 020 7638 8891

British Library

1st - 16th November
Squirrels in a Plane Tree
A celebrated l7th-century Mughal painting rarely
available for public viewing

date 1st - 16th November
A display of manuscripts and paintings celebrating the
Hindu festivals of Dasehra and Diwali
location The John Ritblat Gallery

details Visitor services. tel. 020 7412 7332



Asian Arts | Exhibitions