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From Samurai treasures to tiny netsuke, the National Museum of Scotland has the largest Japanese collection in Scotland. Comprising some 10,000 objects, it covers a wide range of material from the Neolithic period to the present day.
Explore highlights of our Japanese collection, from tiny netsuke to cutting edge designs, superb ceramics to Ainu artefacts....
This beautiful 19th century woodblock print by the acclaimed artist Utagawa Kunisada features the actor Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I....
This 19th century writing box displays the height of the Japanese lacquer artist's skill....
Explore our collection of wonderful miniature Japanese sculptures that served functional and aesthetic purposes....
Discover the way of the Japanese warrior....
This woven bamboo flower basket titled ‘Crane Dance’ was created by Japanese artist Buseki Suikō in 2009....
This delightful 18th-century Japanese hanging scroll celebrates the New Year....
This 13-metre-long handscroll shows the bustling life in the theatre district of Edo (today's Tokyo) around 1700. It shows people ...