Introduction to Japanese Swords
Feb .22（Sat) ー June .21 (Sun),2020
This exhibition returns to basics, focusing on the fundamentals of how to appreciate Japanese swords.
In recent years, there have also been calls from the growing number of young sword enthusiasts, who would like simple explanation of what the highlights are, and how the swords should be viewed to fully enjoy their beauty.
Therefore, we have planned a series of three exhibitions under the heading, Introduction to Japanese Swords.
Each exhibition will focus on each of the main appreciation points of Shape, Jigane (surface steel) and Hamon (pattern of the hardened edge).
The exhibitions are centered on items from the museum's collections, and include masterpiece swords of various eras, as well as koshirae and fittings. It will be rewarding for both beginners and advanced enthusiasts alike.
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Introduction to Japanese Swords Hamon