Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 1 Tokyo

Day 1 – Wednesday 23 October After a long flight from London, we woke up in our hotel fronting the river in Tokyo. The day began with battling through the crowds of the Tokyo rush hour to start with a visit to one of the University museums - highlighting the

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 2 Tamagawa

Day 2 - Thursday 24 October Heading north to visit Neolithic sites  We missed the train that we were supposed to catch (the Tokyo rush hour is something else) which in turn meant that we missed the intended meeting with representatives at the Akita Prefecture Centre for Protection of Cultural

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Jomon Japan day 3 Oyu and Isodotai stone circles

Day 3 – Friday 25 October The day started with bright sun and the colours of the autumn leaves were stunning. A morning bath was essential, though it meant that I had to miss breakfast as the queue was too long. Instead, I bought an apple from the hotel shop

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 4 Komakino stone circle and Aomori

Day 4 – Saturday 26 October Woke up early and had a hot bath in the public baths attached to the hotel. We drove through fabulous autumn scenery to Hirosaki where we stopped to visit the medieval castle, built on 1609. This was the headquarters of one of the two

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 5 Sannai-Maruyama

Day 5 – Sunday 27 October We began the day by meeting the Mr Okada, Director of the Jomon-Japan World Heritage Site nomination office, based at the Aomori Prefectural offices. This was an opportunity to talk about the plans for the exhibitions and to exchange ideas and approaches to the

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 6 Niigata

Day 6 – Monday 28 October An early start and off to Nagoaka, in the Niigata Province towards the west. This was a long 5 hour journey and we arrived soon after mid-day. We went to the Nagaoka Museum, constructed on the edge of the Jomon period site where the

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 7 Tokyo and home …

Day 7 Tuesday 29 October 2019 We left Nagaoka for Tokyo, but not before there was a chance to see the town hall, designed by Kengo Kuma, who more recently designed V&A Dundee. The development is set round an open plaza, covered by an immense flat roof. Terraces, gardens, wood

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Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Weston Loan Programme support for Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition

We are delighted that we have been awarded a £25,000 grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund to support our Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition, opening in September 2020. The exhibition will feature loans from from V&A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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