Press cutting describing The Japan Society's visit to The Horniman Museum

A press cutting of an article describing the Japan Society’s visit to The Horniman Museum. The excerpt describes a reception being held in honour of His Excellency, the Japanese Minister (president) and members of the Japan Society. Letters and telegrams of regret at the inability to attend the evening were sent from the Japanese Minister, Lord Mayer, Sir Trevor and Lady Lawrence, and Mr. Elliot Lees. Among those who accepted however, were Professor W. Anderson (chairman of council), Mme. Shimoda (household of the Japanese Empress), Mr. C. Holme, Mr. Paul Bevan, and Professor Stewart. The popularity of the museum has increased with last year the number of people who visited was nearly 42,000, an increase of 5,000 over the previous year. The excerpt continues with the news of the latest addition to the collection being a Japanese cloisonné enamel vase which measures 5ft high and 7ft 6in in circumference and took four years to make. Other antiquities from the collection were from Cyprus, an old English piano, some old violins and harps, 16th Century Psalteries, and a mummy of an Egyptian lady, 3,000 years old but in good condition. After, Mr. Horniman conducted the tour around the rooms for his visitors and thereafter the guests adjourned to Surrey Mount, the residence of Mr. Horniman where a selection of vocal and instrumental music performed in the drawing room.

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