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01 Oct 2018

British Museum’s Japanese history collection reopens

London's British Museum has relaunched its Japanese Galleries following a significant refurbishment.

Sponsored by the Mitsubishi Corporation, the galleries explore the history of Japan from 5000 BC to the present day through art and artefacts. Included among the displays are a flame pot from 3000 BC, a suit of samurai armour from the 1700s and a Tokuda Yasokichi glazed dish from 1992. Other items on display include prehistoric ceramics, Manga and digital art.

The newly refurbished galleries opened on 27 September and was financed by a number of donors including the Nagaoka City Board of Education and the JTI Japanese Acquisition Fund.

"The British Museum has one of the most comprehensive Japanese collections in Europe," said Timothy Clark, head of the Japan section at the British Museum, speaking to London Live.

"Also beyond the confines of Japan, the collection explores the country’s links with China, Korea and Europe – really placing Japan in the world."

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