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Samurai Mania!
Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

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    Haramaki Type Armor, With red and white lacing and gold plates, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Art Object)

    Family Gallery:
    Samurai Mania!
    Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

    Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2 : July 17, 2019 (Wed) - September 23, 2019 (Mon)

     

    A Close-up Look at Samurai Armor from Head to Toe

    Japanese armor was meant to protect samurai on the battlefield, and samurai valued armor for its strength and utility. Samurai also appreciated armor’s aesthetic value, choosing finely crafted sets that incorporated vivid colors and novel designs.

    This exhibition features actual samurai armor alongside modern reproductions of the armor’s individual components. Visitors will be able to closely examine each part of samurai armor.
    A Close-up at Samurai Armor from Head to Toe

    Japanese armor was meant to protect samurai on the battlefield, and samurai valued armor for its strength and utility. Samurai also appreciated armor’s aesthetic value, choosing finely crafted sets that incorporated vivid colors and novel designs.

    This exhibition features actual samurai armor alongside modern reproductions of the armor’s individual components. Visitors will be able to closely examine each part of samurai armor.



    Haramaki Type Armor, With red and white lacing and gold plates, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Art Object)



    Illustrations by Mushanokoji Akiko

     

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Haramaki Type Armor, With red and white lacing and gold plates, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Art Object)

 

Try on a samurai helmet!
Try on a samurai helmet!

Honkan Room T4 July 17,2019 (Wed)–September 1, 2019 (Sun)

 

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