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Japanese Swords

"Japanese Swords"

Honkan Room 13  May 12, 2015 (Tue) - July 20, 2015 (Mon)

  
Tachi SwordKnown as "Mikazuki Munechika" (detail), By Sanjo Munechika, Heian period, 10th-11th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Seiichiro)

Exhibits selected swords and sword-fittings from the Heian to Edo periods, including the Tachi SwordKnown as "Mikazuki Munechika", By Sanjo Munechika.
Current exhibit includes:
Tachi SwordKnown as "Mikazuki Munechika", By Munechika, Heian period, 10th-12th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Seiichiro)
Katana SwordKnown as “Kikko Sadamune”,
By Sadamune, Kamakura-Nanbokucho period, 14th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Seiichiro)
Sword GuardTiger in rain design,
By Toshinaga, Edo period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property)