The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

"The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan"

Honkan Room 14  December 5, 2017 (Tue) - February 25, 2018 (Sun)

  
Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune" Unsigned, By Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)

Swords have been appreciated in Japan from 600 years ago. This thematic exhibition aims to experience the aspects of sword appreciation that has been accumulated over time, by looking at actual blades.