Samurai exhibition and conference on Tokugawa Ieyasu in Durham, UK
In the coming six months the Oriental Museum in Durham (UK) will present the culture of Japan’s warrior class: the samurai. The exhibition The Shogun’s Cultured Warriors opens on June 7 and it will run until 27 November 2016. It focuses on the role of samurai as patrons and producers of the arts.
The exhibition is organized to support the conference 400th Anniversary of the Death of the First Tokugawa Shogun: The Life and Legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu, which will be held at Durham University on 7 and 8 June.
The Oriental Museum in Durham was founded in 1950 and has a varied Japan collection, mostly dating to the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods. The collections holds textiles, works of armor, ceramics, prints, inro and netsuke and in recent years the collection is expanded with 20th and 21th century art objects as well.