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Art & Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyōs

Art has always been used as means to display and maintain power. Portraits of powerful figures was sought to reinforce authority of the depicted, and was also commonly used as valuable gifts. Paintings by famous artists also played a significant role in…

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Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan-Cancelled

To mark the 1300th anniversary of the early historical text called the Nihon Shoki, there will be a special exhibition at Tokyo National Museum. This exhibition explores the origins of ancient Japan by displaying the most famous artifacts of Izumo and Yamato. It’s a…

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The History of Sport in Japan

From the Edo Period to the Tokyo Olympics This exhibition looks at the history of sports in Japan, from the games of the Edo era to the gradual acceptance and popularization of modern sports in the Meiji era, all the…

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Talking Machine

Robert Millis, author of Indian Talking Machine and Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road, has been photographing and researching 78 rpm records in India for one year, amassing a record of some incredibly rare 78 rpm records. Millis will…

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