5000 BC – present
Continuity and change have shaped Japanese material culture since ancient times.
Through extensive cultural exchange, Japan has become a thriving modern, high-technology society whilst continuing to celebrate many elements of its traditional culture.
The art, religion, entertainment and everyday life of emperors, courtiers and townspeople can be explored in Rooms 92-94 through objects dating from Ancient Japan to the Modern period.
Artefacts range from porcelain and Samurai warrior swords, to woodblock prints and twentieth century Manga comic books.
Historic tea ceremony wares can also be seen, alongside a reconstruction of a traditional tea house.
Daily eyeOpener tour
Free, 11.00 (for 30–40 minutes)
Meet in Room 92