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

With Lesley Downer, author and historian
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum - Online Talk
Venue details


Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
£4 per ticket
Disabled access?
Booking required

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 3,000 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.