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Battles and Weaponry in Ancient and Medieval Japan

"Battles and Weaponry in Ancient and Medieval Japan"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  September 22, 2021 (Wed) - March 21, 2022 (Mon)

Grenade, Found at Takashima Kōzaki Site, Nagasaki, Kamakura period, 13th century

Few of the metal weapons created in ancient and medieval Japan have survived to present day, excluding those preserved as heirlooms. As a result, metal weapons unearthed during excavations are valuable finds. This section of the gallery compares ancient Japanese weapons with a Mongolian ceramic grenade, which was used by the Mongolian armada during the Mongol invasions of the late 13th century.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Knife Found at Takaoyama Sutra Mound, Wakayama Heian period, 12th century E-15360
Highlight Grenade Found at Takashima Kōzaki Site, Nagasaki Kamakura period, 13th century G-3308