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Japan: Courts and Culture

Telling the story of 400 years of British royal contact with Japan

Film: Seeing the Samurai

This fascinating Japanese armour was part of the first diplomatic gift between Japan and Britain. It is over 400 years old and one of the first documented Japanese armours to have been seen on British soil. Learn more about this amazing object in this short film.

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Japan: Courts and Culture


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