The Art of the Samurai
A Bus Tour to the Special Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Saturday, November 21, 2009Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Includes bus and exhibit fee: $60; Five College/GCC/STCC students/17 & under $50
The first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the arts of the samurai. Arms and armor will be the principal focus, bringing together the finest examples of armor, swords and sword mountings, archery equipment and firearms, equestrian equipment, banners, surcoats, and related accessories of rank such as fans and batons. Drawn entirely from public and private collections in Japan, the majority of objects date from the rise of the samurai in the late Heian period, ca. 1156, through the early modern Edo period, ending in 1868, when samurai culture was abolished. The martial skills and daily life of the samurai, their governing lords, the daimyo, and the ruling shoguns will also be evoked through the presence of painted scrolls and screens depicting battles and martial sports, castles, and portraits of individual warriors.
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