This publication is a comprehensive guide dealing specifically with important collections of publicly available Japanese art in the UK. It identifies the wide range of Japanese art collections nationwide, making them known and accessible to all those interested in Japan’s unique art and culture.
The guide contains cross-references in the index to town, county, type of holding, etc., and regional maps. Color and black and white photographs of key objects from the collections are included.
Gregory Irvine is the curator in the Asian Art Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, responsible for the collections of Japanese metalwork, particularly arms and armour. He is the author of The Japanese Sword, the Soul of the Samurai, London 2000.