Japan is hot! Japanese food, clothes, products and influences are growing in the Netherlands. But just as Japan is interesting for the Dutch, the Netherlands is interesting for the Japanese. The theme park, Huis ten Bosch, is a modern reminder of the influence the Netherlands has in Japan. But even more current, is the growing interest for Dutch design in Japan.
The photography exhibtion ‘Japan & the Netherlands’ reveals how both countries have influenced each other in cultural and political relations over the past four hundred years.
The images illustrate the relationship between the two countries making it at time almost tangible. In gardens, buildings, at festivals, in art and sport but also in manufactured goods, the influence of Japan on the Netherlands and the Netherlands on Japan is unmistakeable.