Postponed Exhibition National Museum of Scotland

Japanese Contemporary Design

1 May - 11 Oct 2020

Exhibition Gallery 4, Level 1


From delicately-carved porcelain to bold statement jewellery, discover how contemporary Japanese artists are challenging preconceptions and using traditional Japanese materials and techniques in new and innovative ways.

Opaque blown glass vase with calligraphy reading Heiwa (Peace), by Mitsushima Kazuko, Japan, 2001. 

Jewellery set comprising a brooch, a bangle and a ring, by Sato Yoko, Japan, 1997

Silver bowl hallmarked, by Suzuki Hiroshi, London, 2006


Rigid choker entitled Wound Around, by Taguchi Fumiki, Japan, 2014

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

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We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 


  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.


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Header image: Sculpture entitled New Pinecone Silver Organism, by Junko Mori, 2007

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Taguchi Fumiki's Wound Around choker

This acquisition by contemporary Japanese artist, Taguchi Fumiki, has been laboriously carved to sparkle like diamonds.
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