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Dressed To Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion - At MEAA

The Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Dressed To Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion -  At MEAA


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket
ArtFund National Art PassFree
Discovery Card HolderFree
Friends of MEAAFree
Senior£4.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


A British Museum Partnership Exhibition

This exhibition explores the intricate accessories worn by Japanese men during the Edo period (1615-1868). Netsuke are a form of Japanese miniature sculpture that were primarily functional, but evolved into an important art form.

The exhibition features a selection of netsuke, chosen from over 2,300 in the British Museum’s collection, with more pieces added from MEAA’s collection to show the range and beauty of these objects and their excellent craftsmanship. Netsuke come in a variety of forms and materials such as wood, ivory and porcelain.  The beauty of these objects is in their individuality, and is reflected in the variety of the netsuke on show; a goldfish, a Chinese boy holding a lion mask and a drum and fox’s mask. Also on display will be a number of inro (a case for holding small objects), a sword, and smoking accessories.

The exhibition places the netsuke and other objects in context with a sword and bespoke male kimono to demonstrate how they were worn as a complete outfit in the 18th century

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Opening Times

Season (4 Nov 2017 - 22 Apr 2018)
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