Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan | Level 1

From Samurai to the Tea Ceremony.  

Explore the civilization that gave us household words such as Samurai and netsuke. From Kyoto and Satsuma to Tokyo, Japanese culture unfolds in an outstanding presentation of ceramics, religious sculpture, prints, paintings, lacquers, furniture and armour.

In the gallery, unique and beautiful objects make reference to daily life during the Edo period, and Samurai armour conjures a time when these warriors were the ruling elite. Objects of porcelain and modern ceramics trace a legacy of artistry and creativity from the 15th century to the present. The gallery is named in memory of Prince Takamado (1954 - 2002), who was known in his native Japan as "Canada’s Prince". The gallery celebrates his attachment to Canada and creates a lasting link between the two countries. 

About the Gallery


Approximately 600 objects highlight the development of Japanese culture through the ages. Gallery sections include the Canon Canada Inc. Samurai Exhibit, the Toyota Canada Inc. Exhibit of Ukiyo-e Pictures, the Mitsui & Co. Canada Tea Ceremony Exhibit, and the Linamar Corporation Exhibition of Ceramics.  


Japan is a series of islands off the coast of East Asia, flanked by the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.  


From the 1st to 20th centuries AD.