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Japan: Myths to Manga – Young V&A exhibition celebrates nature's influence on Japanese culture

By Nana Sato-Rossberg, Professor in Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London
Japan: Myths to Manga at the Young V&A is loosely divided into four parts: sky, sea, forest and city. The underlying theme of the exhibition is showcasing how traditions developed in these contexts relate to contemporary Japanese culture. Japan’s dramatic natural landscapes are displayed as the inspiration behind the country’s art and culture.

Visiting the show entails taking a journey from traditional culture (such as kimonos, Hokusai’s…The Conversation

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