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Which is your favorite sword?

To coincide with the thematic exhibition, “The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan” (Honkan Room 14; December 5, 2017 (Tue) - February 25, 2018 (Sun) ), we are holding a popularity vote about the works on display.

Thematic Exhibition: The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

 

List of Entries

1.  Tachi Sword, Signed, By Masatsune, Heian period, 12th century
2.  Katana Sword, Unsigned, Attributed to Masatsune, Heian period, 12th century
3.  Tanto Sword, Known as "Hitotsuyanagi Yasuyoshi" Signed, By Yasuyoshi, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Sei'ichiro)
4.  Katana Sword, Unsigned, By Yasuyoshi, Nanbokucho period, 14th century
5.  Tachi Sword, Signed, By Mitsutada, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
6.  Katana Sword, With attribution signature, By Mitsutada, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
7.  Tanto Sword, Signed, By Yukimitsu, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)
8.  Tanto Sword, Unsigned, Attributed to Yukimitsu, Kamakura period, 14th century
9.  Katana Sword, With attribution signature, Attributed to Sa, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (On exhibit through January 28, 2018)
10.  Katana Sword, Known as "Kikko Sadamune" Unsigned, By Sadamune, Kamakura-Nanbokucho period, 14th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Sei’ichiro, On exhibit from January 30, 2018)
11.  Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune" Unsigned, By Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)
12.  Katana Sword, Signed, By Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)

 

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1. Tachi <i>Sword, Signed</i>
 1. Tachi Sword, Signed
2. Katana <i>Sword, Unsigned</i>
 2. Katana Sword, Unsigned
3. Tanto <i>Sword, Known as "Hitotsuyanagi Yasuyoshi" Signed</i>
 3. Tanto Sword, Known as "Hitotsuyanagi Yasuyoshi" Signed
4. Katana <i>Sword, Unsigned</i>
 4. Katana Sword, Unsigned

 

5. Tachi <i>Sword, Signed</i>
 5. Tachi Sword, Signed
5. Katana <i>Sword, With attribution signature</i>
 5. Katana Sword, With attribution signature
7. Tanto <i>Sword, Signed</i>
 7. Tanto Sword, Signed
8. Tanto <i>Sword, Unsigned</i>
 8. Tanto Sword, Unsigned

 

9. Katana Sword, With attribution signature
 9. Katana Sword, With attribution signature
10. Katana <i>Sword, Known as "Kikko Sadamune" Unsigned</i>
 10. Katana Sword, Known as "Kikko Sadamune" Unsigned
11. <i>Katana</i> Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune" Unsigned
 11. Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune" Unsigned
12. Katana <i>Sword, Signed</i>
 12. Katana Sword, Signed

 

 

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