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Free Talk: Entering the Halls of the Chiyoda Palace

 Discover the little known story of the shoguns’ women, who lived in seclusion in Edo castle during the whole Tokugawa era, surrounded by great secrecy. Their life was depicted in an interesting series of antique woodblock prints, illustrating an array of Japanese customs and artistic pursuits, from seasonal celebrations and flower viewing to performing arts, many of which remain part of contemporary Japanese culture.

The talk will last around 15-20 minutes with a Q&A afterward, and a chance to explore the exhibition yourself.

All exhibits are accompanied by captions containing QR codes to give further insight into each piece.