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    An exhibition of art treasures from the Imperial Collections of Japan is at present on show in the British Museum.

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    An exhibition of art treasures from the Imperial Collections of Japan is at present on show in the British Museum.

    The collection is also to be shown in Belgium and Germany to commemorate the coming visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the first foreign tour of a reigning monarch in Japanese history.

    Art treasures of the Imperial Collections include numerous objects of Japanese fine art. As they are under the protection of the Imperial Seal or are actually being used within the Court itself, the treasures are seldom available to the public eye. The masterpieces on show in Europe range from the Nara (710 - 794) and Heian (794 - 1135) periods, to later stages of Japan's cultural history up to the turn of the century.

    SYNOPSIS: A collection of art treasures from the Imperial Collections of Japan were on show to the public at the British Museum in London on Wednesday. The exhibition is also to be shown in Belgium and Germany to commemorate the coming visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan....the first foreign tour of a reigning monarch in the history of Japan. The collection includes numerous pieces of Japanese fine art. As they are under the protection of the Imperial Seal, or actually being used within the court itself, the treasures have rarely been seen by the public.

    A number of registered national treasures and important cultural properties have been added to the selections from the Imperial Collections to provide historical continuity and artistic balance. Among the masterpieces on show are representative works from the Nara period--from 710 to 794 -- and the Heian period -- which covered the years between 794 and 1185. The paintings and art objects represent Japan's cultural history up to the turn of the present century.

    The exhibition is intended to symbolise the friendship between Japan and Europe and to help deepen the understanding of Japanese art and culture in the people of Europe. Mr. Yuzuru Okada, an official in Japanese cultural affairs, expressed his hope that the exhibition would help people to appreciate the essential traits of Japanese art.

    Japanese culture has always been influenced by the Asiatic continent and several of the paintings shown demonstrate the feelings which filtered through into the local culture.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PMERXIOUZ99HHXR4FWDYTPCJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PMERXIOUZ99HHXR4FWDYTPCJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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