To continue with some snapshots from the V&A museum, a few precious examples of the influence of Japanese art and design, including this kimono silk brought back from the Paris Exhibition of 1867:
"Butterfly Brocade" 1874-1876:
"Simplicity, purity of form, and strong feeling for nature" - leads us to William Morris:
So dimly lit in the galleries, surely to protect the artifacts.
And elsewhere in the gallery I did a double-take at this early highly stylized Liberty design - a 1904 panel for a cushion cover. At first glance those topiary-like trees could be Japanese crests, wouldn't you say?