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Swords and Sword-fittings

"Swords and Sword-fittings"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 13  March 7, 2006 (Tue) - June 18, 2006 (Sun)

12 swords from the Heian through the Edo period are on view, including the well-known "Dojigiri Yasutsuna"(National Treasure) and "Kanze Masamune"(National Treasure). Scabbards and sword fittings from various times are also displayed.
Current exhibit includes:
Tachi Sword, Known as "Dojigiri Yasutsuna", By Yasutsuna, Heian period, 10th-11th century (National Treasure)
Tachi Sword, By Norikuni, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Atsuta-jingu, Aichi)
Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune", By Soshu Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)
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