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Netsuke: Japanese Art in Miniature

Museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions.

This small exhibition brings together 250 superb examples of netsuke – a form of miniature sculpture originating in seventeenth-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japanese men strung their pipes, purses or writing implements.

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