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The Perry Scroll at the British Museum

The Perry Scroll at the British Museum

From April until October this year, there was a special item on display in the Japanese Galleries at the British Museum – the Perry Scroll. I apologise for not posting about this event sooner, but perhaps it’s still interesting to those of you who missed it. As part of Japan 400, a year of events … Continue reading

Hokusai’s Great Wave

Hokusai’s Great Wave

Back in January (crikey, has it really been that long?!) I visited the British Museum to see an iconic piece of art: Hokusai‘s Great Wave. The Great Wave off Kanagawa (to give it its full title), also known as Under the Wave, off Kanagawa (a literal translation of its Japanese title: 神奈川沖浪裏 / Kanagawa Oki Nami … Continue reading

Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure

Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure

While visiting the Manga at the British Museum – Drawings by Hoshino Yukinobu exhibition at the British Museum yesterday I frequently heard people asking each other “what’s manga?”, and so I will begin this post by answering that question. In the words of Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, “Manga, which we might translate playfully as ‘pictures run riot’ is … Continue reading

Discovering Japan… at the British Museum

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit the British Museum. The British Museum runs a whole bunch of free tours and talks run by volunteers, but I had no idea until my Twitter friend, @ypldn, asked me to join the Japan tour that he was running. The Japan rooms in the British Museum (rooms 92-94) … Continue reading