Spanish Museums and Institutions guard various rich and Japanese collections. Within these ones, we find magnificent examples of Japan’s material and artistic culture, with a great historical importance.
Spanish interest in Japanese culture can be traced from early dates in the Royal House, religious institutions, and military museums inventories.
In Madrid institutions we can find many ukiyo-e collections but, given the large number them, this project will focus on the collection from the Library of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University. This collection originates from Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, whose origins lay in the eighteenth century, being founded by Royal initiative.