A Long Netsuke Weekend in Leiden - May 2019
In May 2019, Chapter members Adrian Heindrichs and Henk Hoogsteden organised a Chapter visit to Leiden, The Netherlands, to see the Volkenkunde Museum and Sieboldhuis Japanese Museum.
Leiden is a charming city. It is compact, has canals, attractive buildings, a fascinating history, a bustling market and shops, good restaurants and hotels, a cathedral and very pleasant inhabitants. And several museums, including the two we visited.
The visit to Leiden also coincided with a talk being given by Rosemary Bandini to the Society for Japanese Arts.
Image below, some of our members handling the collection at the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden