The Art of Asia Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A has an amazing set of Asian galleries. The Chinese collection is wide ranging extending from ancient bronzes to exquisite Qing jade carvings. Other items include Ming porcelain from Jingdezhen and incised lacquer work. The New Japanese Gallery has extensive collections of netsuke –delightful carvings designed as toggles for formal wear. Also there is an extensive range of Inro’s for carrying seals and medicines. Japanese swords are among the best in the world used by the Samurai.
There is no need to book for this guided tour. This walk is offered as part of London Walks. You can check their website for times and dates by clicking here. Or email Barry and he will reply with the information.