The Japanese collection at the Chester Beatty comprises some 1800 works dating mostly to the Edo period (c. 1603–1868). The collection includes paintings, manuscripts, prints and printed books as well as smaller decorative arts (netsuke, inrō and tsuba). Highlights include significant collections of privately-commissioned prints (surimono) and hand-painted illustrated handscrolls of popular tales.
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