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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian to Edo Periods (12c-19c)

"Attire of the Military Elite: Heian to Edo Periods (12c-19c)"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms 5 & 6  September 21, 2005 (Wed) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Beginning with the sword as the single most important equipment for a samurai, this gallery focuses on arms and armor, saddlery, attire of the warriors as well as their portraits and hand-writings.
Current exhibition includes:
Tachi Sword, By Kunimune, Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure, Lent by Toshogu, Tochigi)
Domaru style Armor, With variegated lacing, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kagoshima Jingu, Kagoshima)
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