The exhibition displays works of art that acquaint the visitor with different aspects of traditional Japanese culture.
The exhibition displays works of art that acquaint the visitor with different aspects of traditional Japanese culture including the objects of the 14th and 15th century Buddhist art, items for tea ceremony, as well as the examples of the Japanese arms and defensive weapons. A number of exhibits provide an introduction to such genres of the Japanese traditional theatre as Bugaku, Noh and Kabuki.
On view are also the ukiyo-e prints from the 18th to the 20th centuries reflecting the everyday life, daily routine and festivals of townspeople. Articles of metal, lacquer, ivory and works of enamel art allow to gain an insight into different forms of applied art. On display are 240 netsukes created from the second half of the 18th until the early 20th centuries by the celebrated masters representing the schools of Yedo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Ivami and Tsu.