Cool Japan showcases the world’s fascination with all things Japanese.
From Hello Kitty to samurai and from well-known Japanese horror to kawaii (‘cute’) fashion from the streets of Tokyo. After attracting record crowds to Leiden’s Volkenkunde Museum last year, the exhibition has been revamped and has been opened in Amsterdam on 28 September 2018. Alongside other exhibits, the capital’s Tropenmuseum has added an installation by the Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda. The candy pink ‘Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare’ has previously been shown in Tokyo, New York and Miami. Now it’s on show in the Netherlands for the first time.