Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Blades of Brilliance: Celebrated Japanese Swords from the Naga Fujikazu Collection
Kyoto National Museum
527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku,
Jun 13, 2017 To Jul 17, 2017
Detail: During the twentieth century, Naga Fujikazu was perhaps the foremost Japanese sword collector in the Kansai region. Though professionally prominent as a medical doctorate in the pharmaceuticals industry, Naga was also widely known as a passionate connoisseur of celebrated historical blades . This exhibition, a comprehensive assemblage of the famous swords in his collection, reveals Naga’s discriminating taste, his erudite knowledge, and his enduring passion for the finest Japanese swords.
Signed “Yoshimitsu” (Known as Meibutsu Akita Tōshirō)|