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11 Sponsor's message Mitsubishi Corporation is proud to support The power of dogu: ceramic figures from ancient Japan, the first ever exhibition of these remarkable and captivating artefacts outside their homeland. As an organization that has been involved in developing global trade for over 50 years, Mitsubishi Corporation's business is based upon strong foundations of international exchange and cultural understanding. Our sponsorĀ­- ship of the British Museum's Japanese Galleries epitomizes our dedication to sharing Japan's culture with a global audience and enhancing appreciation for its rich heritage. Now, we are delighted to be able to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japan- UK relations, and to build upon our ongoing partnership with the British Museum, by supporting this exhibit. It provides access to some of the most intriguing and beautiful man- made objects to have survived from the ancient world as well as unprecedented insight into the mysteries of prehistoric Japan. Detail of the heart- shaped dogufrom Gohara, Gunma prefecture ( cat. 17).