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Attire of the Military Elite: Heian–Edo period

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

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms 5 & 6  August 29, 2017 (Tue) - November 19, 2017 (Sun)

  
Uchigatana Style Sword Mounting (For tachi sword by Sukezane), Hollyhock crests design in maki-e lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on ikakeji lacquer ground (detail), Edo period, 19th century (On exhibit from September 5, 2017)

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:
Domaru Type Armor, With lacing in kashidori style, red at shoulders, Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Akita Kazusue)
Tachi Sword, By Sukezane, Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure, On exhibit from September 5, 2017)
Uchigatana Style Sword Mounting (For tachi sword by Sukezane), Hollyhock crests design in maki-e lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on ikakeji lacquer ground, Edo period, 19th century (On exhibit from September 5, 2017)
Jinbaori (Coat worn over armor), White nerinuki plain weave and sutra text design, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (On exhibit from October 17, 2017)

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