The Kobe City Museum currently is exhibiting items from the Louvre until July 6th.
140 items from the French court of the 18th century are on display.
They include gold and silver works, elaborate furniture, and luggage.
This period was known for its excesses, and the items reflect that.
The Kobe City Museum also has a solid collection of artifacts and other historical items related mainly to the port city of Kobe.
Kobe City Museum
24, Kyo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0034
Tel: 078 391 0035
1,400 yen for adults. Closed Mondays.
It is a ten-minute walk from the south exit of JR Sannomiya Station.
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Friday, May 09, 2008