There’s been a fantastic reaction so far to this incredible exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery.
Come and learn more about Japanese fashion and the art of netsuke, which were used by men as toggles to fasten tobacco and medicine pouches to the belts of their kimonos.
This exhibition features five netsuke, chosen from over 2,300 in the British Museum’s collection.
The beauty of these objects is in their individuality, and is reflected in the variety of the netsuke on show; a Chinese couple playing a flute, a goldfish, a turtle, a sleeping rat, and a Chinese boy holding a lion mask.
Catch it in the museum in Chapel Road until August 25.
Worthing Museum & Art Gallery are partnering with the British Museum for a special exhibition exploring Japanese men’s fashion. Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion explores the intricate accessories worn by Japanese men during the Edo period (1615-1868).
The exhibition will be on display in the Norwood Gallery from 28 April to 25 August.