Edo Castle: The Glittering World of the Shogun's Court

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Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street

Thu 9 Dec, 2–3pm Online With Lesley Downer, author and historian Edo Castle was Japan’s Versailles, from where the shoguns governed Japan for 250 years. Lesley Downer reveals the secrets of the outer and middle palaces and the mysterious ‘Great Interior’, where the shogun’s 3000 women lived lives of cloistered luxury. This talk links to our major Tokyo: Art and Photography exhibition, which is open until 3 January 2022. The event will take place online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email. Booking is essential and tickets are £4 each.

For more information on this event: https://ashmolean.org/event/edo-castle-the-glittering-world-of-shoguns-court

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Thursday 9th December 2021 14:00 - 15:00


£4 per ticket.

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