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Oct 12（Sat) ー Dec 23 (Mon),2019
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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9:30-17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
(When a national holiday falls on Monday, the museum is open on Monday and is closed the next day, Tuesday)
Exhibition changing periods
New Year holidays
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1-12-9,Yokoami, Sumidaku, Tokyo 130-0015
7 minutes walk from West Exit of Ryogoku Station, JR Sobu Line.
5 minutes walk from A1 Exit of Ryogoku Station, Toei Subway Oedo Line.
Japan Transit Planner
Get off at “Kyu Yasudateien・Doaikinenbyoin” and walk 1 minute.
Toei bus or Sumida City circulation bus (Southern Route)
About 5 minutes from the Komagata Exit on Metropolitan Expressway No.6, Mukojima Route. About 15 minutes from the Kinshicho Exit of No.7, Komatsugawa Route.
The Japanese Sword Museum