The Blossoming of Imperial Culture: Technique and Aesthetic in the Adornments of the Meiji Court

Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan

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In the Meiji period (1868-1912), the Imperial family adopted Western clothes and cuisine to promote diplomatic relations with foreign countries. They entertained foreign dignitaries finally in the Meiji Imperial Palace. In the exhibition, tableware, dresses, and bonbonnières for banquets at the Imperial Palace are displayed. They express well the colorful court culture. The Meiji Imperial Court advocated the preservation of traditional culture and launched the system of “Imperial Household Artists.” They were rewarded with the highest honors of the art world, and their works won admiration as a symbol of Japanese culture not only in Japan but also in other countries.

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Schedule

from March 16, 2019 to May 10, 2019

Fee

Adults ¥800, University & High School Students ¥600

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays

Access

Address: 1-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-5777-8600

2 minute walk from Roppongi-itchome Station on the Namboku line.

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