Japan Museum SieboldHuis
Rapenburg 19, Leiden
The Netherlands

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm.
Tel: +31-(0)71-5125539


By Courtesy of SieboldHuis

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These pages of Von Siebold’s review work „Nippon” were discovered during the restoration of the wall decoration of one of the rooms of Japan Museum SieboldHuis in 2003. Either Von Siebold himself or a tenant had used them as an underlay for the older wallpaper. The pages probably originate from an unused version of the relatively rare Dutch-language version of “Nippon”.

Japan Museum SieboldHuis
The classic canalside home of the Japan Museum SieboldHuis was occupied by Siebold from 1832 to 1845. Here, he introduced his impressive collection of Japanese curios to the public: prints, lacquerware, ceramics, fossils, herbaria, stuffed animals, coins, garments, maps and hundreds of other treasures. Alongside the collection of Japanese treasures Siebold engaged artists to capture animals and objects on paper. More than 150 years later, in 2005 Japan Museum SieboldHuis made this building its home. Alongside the permanent collection of 800 objects there are temporary exhibitions throughout the year on a wide range of subjects. Japan Museum SieboldHuis is a place where you can learn about the Japan of the past and the present.

Text: Kris Schiermeier