The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan
Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku,
Dec 05, 2017 To Feb 25, 2018
Detail: Swords have been appreciated in Japan from 600 years ago. This thematic exhibition aims to experience the aspects of sword appreciation that has been accumulated over time, by looking at actual blades.
Many technical terms are used in the appreciation of Japanese swords, and are often difficult to understand. Generations of our ancestors, however, had employed these language freely to comprehend the abstract beauty of swords.
We hope visitors will enjoy the enigmatic but definite beauty of swords unfurl with the history of appreciating swords in Japan.