Courts and Culture



ISBN: 9781909741683 Category:


This book tells the story of British royal contact with Japan between 1603 and 1937, when the exchange of exquisite works of arts was central to both diplomatic relations and cultural contact. As a result, the Royal Collection has one of the most significant holdings of Japanese works of art in the western world.

Featuring new research and stunning photography, the book showcases the consummate craftsmanship and rich cultural traditions behind three centuries’ worth of porcelain, lacquer, armour, embroidery, metalwork and works on paper.

Additional information

Weight 1886 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 27.8 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 12 August 2020
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales and Princess Akiko of Mikasa
Dimensions 24.6 x 27.8 cm
Weight 1886 g


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Rachel Peat is Assistant Curator for Non-European Works of Art, Royal Collection Trust.