Three must-see Japanese exhibitions

  • 8 May 2017

From prints to anime to architecture, these three shows exploring the art of Japan are all free or have discounted entry with a National Art Pass.

Ahead of the British Museum's new exhibition dedicated to the work of Katsushika Hokusai (25 May – 13 August 2017), whose print The Great Wave is one of the most iconic images of all time, we thought we'd pick three other great shows that explore the art of Japan.


The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

Presenting the work of more than 50 architects, this exhibition explores the dramatic upsurge of building borne out of Second World War destruction in Japan.


Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan

A showcase of the hand-drawn backgrounds for iconic Japanese anime films reveals the painstaking process behind their production.

Utagawa Kunisada, Danjuro the Seventh as Benkei the warrior monk, 1852

Edo Pop

An exhibition celebrating the prints that captured the cultural spirit of the Japan's Edo period, featuring prints by leading artists including Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Kunisada and Toyohara Kunichika.

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