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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

"Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 5 & 6  June 14, 2016 (Tue) - September 4, 2016 (Sun)

  
Aikuchi Style Sword Mounting (For tanto sword by Yukimitsu), Auspicious cloud design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 19th century (On exhibit from June 21, 2016)

Beginning with the sword which is the most important possession of a samurai, this gallery focuses on arms and armor, saddlery, attire of the warriors as well as their portraits and hand-writings.

Current exhibit includes:
Yoroi Type Armor, With white lacing, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure, Lent by Hinomisaki Jinja, Shimane)
Tanto Sword, By Yukimitsu, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure, On exhibit from June 21, 2016)
Aikuchi Style Sword Mounting (For tanto sword by Yukimitsu), Auspicious cloud design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 19th century (On exhibit from June 21, 2016)