The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet is hosting an exhibition filled with beautiful works and objects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Meiji era, the period from 1868 to 1912, a period that would be pivotal in the history of Japan. The show, entitled Meiji, Splendours of Imperial Japan, brings together over 350 pieces illustrating the variety and sumptuousness of this little-known period in the history of Japanese art. The show takes a look at Japan from the inception of Emperor Meiji’s rule during which the country would open up to the rest of the world and its industry and economy would become Westernised. During this time artistic and craft creativity abounded as the show demonstrates through myriad objects like a lacquered incense burner in silver, gold, gilded bronze and topped off with a falcon as well as an array of enamelled boxes and vases. - P.V.
Showing through to January 14th 6 Place d’Iéna (16th), 01 56 52 53 44