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Japanese Art in London - at the V&A and the British Museum

Visits the V&A and the British Museum to view their Japanese art collection.

Led by Japanese art specialist Dr Monika Hinkel.

Group size restricted to fourteen.

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  • Senju Great Bridge from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Hiroshige (1797–1858).
    Senju Great Bridge from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Hiroshige (1797–1858).
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The day begins at the V&A which holds one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Japanese works of art and design. Highlights of The Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art are the diverse objects of the Edo period (1615-1868), including arms&armour, kimono, lacquerware, tea ceramics and woodblock prints as well as artefacts and crafts dating from the Meiji era (1868-1912).

The visit to the British Museum explores the recently refurbished and reopened Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries. Japanese art has formed an integral part of the collection at the British Museum since its founding in 1753. Objects are studied dating from Ancient Japan to the Modern period, showcasing the outstanding craftsmanship and artistic creativity of the arts of courtiers, samurai and townspeople.

The day is led by Dr Monika Hinkel, lecturer of Japanese art and specialist in Japanese woodblock prints.


10.15am, V&A Museum.


c.5.30pm, British Museum.


£205. This includes mid-morning refreshments and lunch in the William Morris room at the V&A, mid-afternoon refreshments at the Great Court Restaurant, donations, and one tube journey.

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There is one tube journey as well as some walking and standing.

Are you fit enough to join the tour?

Group size

Maximum 14 participants.


We will return the full amount if you notify us 22 or more days before the event. We will retain 50% if cancellation is made within three weeks and 100% if within three days. Please put your cancellation in writing to We advise taking out insurance in case of cancellation and recommend that overseas clients are also covered for possible medical and repatriation costs.

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'Lecturer Monika Hinkel was superb! Her in-depth knowledge of the subject and her clear delight in it was conveyed to us by her enthusiastic presentation. She knew just how to conduct such a day's interesting subject! She opened our eyes on what had previously been an area of 'interest', and excited us to explore this area more fully ourselves.'

'We are interested in Japan and Japanese artefacts and this tour gave us all we needed - whetting our appetite to visit the museums again.'