Please note: this gallery is closed 1st January 2018 – late September 2018

The Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries
Rooms 92–94

5000 BC – present

Continuity and change have shaped Japanese material culture since ancient times.

Through extensive cultural exchange, Japan has become a thriving modern, high-technology society whilst continuing to celebrate many elements of its traditional culture.

The art, religion, entertainment and everyday life of emperors, courtiers and townspeople can be explored in Rooms 92-94 through objects dating from Ancient Japan to the Modern period.

Artefacts range from porcelain and Samurai warrior swords, to woodblock prints and twentieth century Manga comic books.

Historic tea ceremony wares can also be seen, alongside a reconstruction of a traditional tea house.

Wooden figure of Fudô Myô-Ô

Wooden figure of Fudô Myô-Ô.
Heian period, 12th century AD.