Urban chic: fashionable dress in the Edo period

Lecture
Thursday 10 Jul 2014 |

The British Museum

Urban chic: fashionable dress in the Edo period

Thu 10 Jul, 13.30
BP Lecture Theatre

Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, will explore the style, decoration and social significance of the luxury garments created in Edo period Japan and reveal how the kimono developed into a highly expressive means of personal display.

Free, booking essential. Please contact the British Museum’s booking office

Sword: the essence of Japanese art

Sat 12 Jul, 13.30
BP Lecture Theatre

In this lecture, Victor Harris, Keeper emeritus of Japan at the British Museum and Christie’s consultant, discusses the origins and establishment of the Japanese sword over 1,000 ears ago as a work of art in its own right. Illustrated by swords from the collection.

Free, booking essential. Please contact the British Museum’s booking office

Dressed to impress Exhibition poster

Other events

Gallery Talks

Japanese miniature masterpieces: netsuke in the British Museum
Wed 23 Jul, 13.15, Room 3
A gallery talk by Noriko Tsuchiya, British Museum.
Free, just drop in

Staying in fashion: sartorial style in Edo Japan
Thu 7 Aug, 13.15, Room 3
A gallery talk by Nicole Rousmaniere, British Museum.
Free, just drop in