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Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Japan: Courts And Culture

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace,
London, United Kingdom
Apr 08, 2022 To Feb 26, 2023


Detail: The Royal Collection holds some of the most significant examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, highlights from this outstanding collection are brought together to tell the story of 300 years of diplomatic, artistic and cultural exchange between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families. The exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen. Together, they offer a unique insight into the worlds of ritual, honour and artistry linking the courts and cultures of Britain and Japan.

Phone No.: +44 (0)303 123 7300
Site URL: https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/japan-courts-and-culture/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace

Two female figures
Two female figures
Japan
c.1690-1730
58.0 x 23.0 x 18.0 cm
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gold
Beautiful women (bijin) were a popular theme in Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period (1615–1868). These fashionable female figures were soon added to porcelain, creating an idealised view in Europe of the exotic Japanese woman with eye-catching kimono.

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