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Japanese Swords

"Japanese Swords"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 13  March 15, 2016 (Tue) - May 29, 2016 (Sun)

  
Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune" (detail), By Soshu Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)

Exhibits selected swords and sword-fittings from the Heian to Edo periods, including the Katana Sword, By Soshu Masamune.

Current exhibit includes:
Chokuto Sword, Known as "Suiryu ken", Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Tachi Sword, Known as "Daihannya-Nagamitsu", By Nagamitsu, Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure)
Katana Sword, Known as "Kanze Masamune", By Soshu Masamune, Kamakura period, 14th century (National Treasure)