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Kizuna exhibition of Japanese Design at the National Museum Cardiff

piece of Japanese artworkThe National Museum Cardiff hosts Kizuna, an exhibition of Japanese design.

Many of the pieces in the exhibition have come from major Japanese national museums especially for this exhibition, with some having never been seen in the UK before.

Kizuna means the bonds of friendship, which is celebrated in this exhibition.

Entry to the exhibition and the museum is free of charge and includes:

  • The forerunner to modern animation - a 400 year old handscroll painted with monsters;
  • Painted screens showing panoramic views of Edo (modern Tokyo) in the 18th century.
  • Beautiful costumes, ceramic jars and lacquerware show off Japan’s highly developed craft skills and love of beautiful materials.
  • The exhibition takes place from 16 June until 9 September 2018. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday and most bank holiday Mondays.

The National Museum Cardiff is one of seven national museums in Wales and entry to all of them is free of charge.