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Family Gallery:
Samurai Mania!
Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

Family Gallery:
Samurai Mania!
Explore Japanese Armor at TNM / Honkan Room T2   July 17, 2019 (Wed) - September 23, 2019 (Mon)

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

 

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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