If you are going to go the exhibit, come prepared to nap. You basically have two options. Either turn yourself into a work of art by brining a tag you can lay down on the floor next to you to fool passers by into thinking you are a sculpture. Or you could simply take your chances in the Italian room. It seems like a very nice place to nap.
There are in fact a few very nice pieces in the exhibition, but mostly it's overwhelmingly didactic.
And as a didactic exhibition it's utterly pointless. It's hard to imagine how after WWII and Hiroshima and all the rest that has come to past, that quaint japanese attitudes toward the west really matter at all to anybody.
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