The art lover’s guide to Japanese Museums
By Sophie Richard || Published by the Japan Society
2015, 176 pages full colour || ISBN: 978-0-9559977-1-6
The museums of Japan feature rich collections and excellent exhibitions in world-class galleries. Yet they can be difficult to navigate without first-hand knowledge. The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums acts as a personal guide, introducing readers to some of the most distinctive and inspiring museums and art galleries in the country.
In depth information is given about each listed venue, including the story behind their creation. From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist’s houses and from sleek contemporary museums to idiosyncratic galleries, museums are the perfect gateway to discover Japan’s culture both past and present.
In 2016, author Sophie Richard was recognised by the Agency of Cultural Affairs in Japan for The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums. The announcement states that ‘Through the publication of a book aimed at people overseas thoughtfully introducing a varied range of art galleries and museums, from ancient to contemporary art as well as crafts, (Sophie Richard) makes a valuable contribution to the spread of Japanese culture.’
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