Legendary "Queen" singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury's love for Japanese art and culture was one of the highlights of a monthlong exhibition of his personal belongings put on by London auction house Sotheby's ahead of their auction in a series of events that started earlier this month.

At the "Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own" exhibition that wrapped up on Sept. 5 on what would have been the British rock star's 77th birthday, approximately 60 kimono were on show alongside some of his iconic stage costumes.

Other items in Mercury's extensive Japanese art collection, rubbing shoulders with paintings by Picasso and other giants of Western art and luxury items such as a Tiffany & Co. mustache comb, included lacquerware, ceramics and ukiyo-e woodblock prints.