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Japanese Swords

"Japanese Swords"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 13  April 25, 2017 (Tue) - July 17, 2017 (Mon)

  
Katana SwordKnown as "Nakigitsune" (detail), By Kuniyoshi, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Seiichiro)

Exhibits selected swords and sword-fittings from the Heian to Edo periods, including the Katana Sword, Known as “Nakigitsune”, By Kuniyoshi.

Current exhibit includes:
Katana SwordKnown as "Nakigitsune", By Kuniyoshi, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Watanabe Seiichiro)
Tachi Sword, Known as "Okada giri", By Yoshifusa, Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure)
Sword Guard, Tomoe (comma shapes) design in openwork, By Nobuie, Azuchi–Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit from May 9, 2017)

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
[Yoroi] Type Armor (Copy)With lacing in [kashidori] style Dated 1937 (Showa 12); original: Heian period, 12th century F-17280 On exhibit from June 13, 2017
[Tachi] Sword By Tomonari F-15810 On exhibit from June 6, 2017
Important Cultural Property [Tachi] Sword By Kunitoshi Kamakura period, 13th century F-19849 On exhibit from June 6, 2017
[Katana] Sword By Kunihiro Azuchi-Momoyama period, 17th century F-17299 On exhibit from June 6, 2017
[Katana] Sword By Masahide Edo period, dated 1798 (Kansei 10) Gift of Mr. Kawai Shintaro F-16428 On exhibit from June 6, 2017