Aiming to promote the understanding of Japanese culture and friendly international relationships, the Agency for Cultural Affairs holds exhibitions of Japanese art in countries abroad every year.
This year, at the British Museum in London, United Kingdom, we will hold an exhibition of dogu clay figurines, which are known as representations of the spiritual worlds and beliefs of the people of the ancient Jomon period.
A total of 67 objects will be on view, including five works from the Tokyo National Museum collection, such as the dogu excavated from Kamegaoka site, Aomori prefecture (Important Cultural Property).
The works will be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum after the London exhibition, from December 15, 2009 to February 21, 2010.
Exhibition Title: The Power of Dogu
Dates: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - Sunday, November 22, 2009
Venue: British Museum (United Kingdom) http://www.britishmuseum.org/
Organizers: Agency for Cultural Affairs, British Museum, Tokyo National Museum