Behind its 18th century façade, the monumental Siebold Huis houses a unique collection of Japanese artefacts and natural objects. “Around 25,000 in total, 1,000 of which are on permanent display,” director Kris Schiermeier points out. “We’re the only museum in the world solely dedicated to Japanese culture outside of Japan itself.”  The collection Kris and her team are entrusted with ranges from original prints and maps to extinct animals, and from models of Japanese buildings to a 19th century toothbrush and denture. “It covers almost all aspects of Japanese culture and nature.”

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