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In 1975, Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning monarch of the United Kingdom to make a State Visit to Japan.

Japanese works of art today adorn the walls of more than a dozen current and former royal residences, as they have done for centuries. Together they demonstrate the vibrant artistic exchange that has long united our two courts and cultures.

Exhibition Objects

Shirayama Shosai (1853-1923)

Lacquer box decorated with a heron