Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tokyo National Museum

Yesterday I visited Tokyo National Museum, which was a strong finish for my trip to Japan. Once again I marvelled at the beauty and diversity of the collection. Below are some of the highlights in pictures.

Ceramics

Lacquer

Calligraphy

Netsuke

Swords

Samurai armour and metal work

There were also wood-block prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro; exquisite old kimono, bunraku masks and lots more.

1 comment:

Luke said...

In Ueno, right?
You didn't take pictures of the Iron wrought insects though?? (Jap name escapes me)