|The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords
(Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai)
The Japanese Sword Museum
Thursday December 18. 2014@- Monday January 5.2015
The masterpieces of the collection / The beauty of Bakumatu era
(Tuesday January 6 - Sunday April 26.2015)
This exhibition presents all the masterpieces of The Japanese Sword Museum collection at one time, ranging from the time of creation of the Japanese swords to the Meiji era. Among some three hundred swords owned and maintained at our museum, three national treasures, seven important cultural properties, and fifteen important art works are included. These designated cultural properties form the core of the collection, most of which were donated to the museum by the charitable supporters. On this occasion, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to these supporters, and at the same time notify the plan, already under way, to transfer the museum for providing a better conservation environment for the collection and promoting further dissemination of the Japanese swords.
The latter part of the exhibition of the sword fittings, "The Beauty of the Bakumatsu Era," focuses on the craftsmen who brilliantly flourished their original artwork while deliberating on the new age. ICHIJO was the final successor of the Goto family with glorious career whereas KIYOTOSHI sublimated his innate talent. NATSUO and SHOMIN enhanced the field of metal artifacts and paved its way to Tokyo Fine Arts Schoolipresent Tokyo University of the Artsj. This exhibition traces the path of the works produced by these artists and their associates who faced their respective work earnestly from the age of Bakumatsu (the end of Edo era) to the Meiji era.
It would be highly appreciated if this exhibition would be the opportunity to admire the generosity and the art works donated to the museum by the fanciers of swords and handguards. In closing, we would like to ask for the continued understanding and cooperation for opening a new museum.
Next Exhibition: Tuesday April 28 | Sunday June 7.2015 Exhibition of Newly Made Swords@2015
|Hours||10:00-16:30 (Last Entry 16:00)|
|Admission fee||Adults : 600JPY
Members/Students : 300JPY
Children under 15 : Free
|Access||8 minutes by foot from Sangubashi station of Odakyu-Line.
7 minutes by foot from Hatsudai station of Keio-Shin-Sen-Line (the Keio New Line).
|Address||4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku Tokyo , Japan 151-0053|