A press cutting of an article describing the Japan Society’s visit to The Horniman Museum. The short excerpt describes how the members of the Society would have believed themselves of being in their native country due to a number of wall hangings of Japanese embroidery, paintings, and ‘grotesque masks used in Japanese theatres’, and with the added reception room as being the one room which is greatly devoted to Japanese curiosities. The presence of a Japanese cloisonné enamel vase from Nagoya, standing 5ft in height and measuring nearly 8 feet in circumference is said to have taken nearly 6 years to complete. The excerpt continues with a group of Japanese figures representing ‘Perfect Beauty and Happiness or Youth and Fatness combined’ was the centre of much interest and ‘good-humoured remarks’. The excerpt concludes with the collection of armour, coins, furniture, shells, musical instruments, etc. being of an agreeable and edifying entertainment by the visitors.
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Exhibition poster: Rumanian Folk Art, 1957
Press cutting about the purchases made by Mr. Horniman while in India for the Museum
Playing ayo in Jos
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