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Japan & South West Scotland

This unique exhibition curated by art historian Louise Boyd brings together prints, weaponry, scroll paintings, lacquer ware, ceramics, and other fascinating Japanese material from the collections at Dumfries Museum with items kindly loaned by local people and institutions.

Visitors will be able to see both sides of Japanese culture, comparing striking samurai warrior costume and tales of heroics with cute netsuke carvings and pretty lacquer boxes. This is a rare chance to see both the beautiful and the disturbing, and to discover the connections between Japan and Dumfries and Galloway.