Special/Featured Exhibitions

Special Exhibition Famed Swords Conferred by the Tokugawa Shoguns

The Owari Tokugawa collection retains 107 swords, which consists of that once belonged to Tokugawa Ieyasu, including objects from the "Sunpu Owakemono" collection (Utensils Inherited from Sunpu Castle), as well as swords granted to the family by the successive generations of shoguns that followed him, demonstrating the depth of the relationship between the Owari clan and the shogunal family. The specifics of their acquisition range widely, from being received as gifts celebrating the hereditary succession of headship of the clan to gifts received in honor of the new daimyō's arrival in Owari, as well as celebrating the birth of children, celebrating retirement, or gifts received in memory of deceased persons. Their various stories convey a clear picture of the nature of warrior protocols and customs with respect to swords. This exhibition presents numerous famous swords that came to the Owari from the Shogunal family and through them explores the significance of the custom of gifting and transfer of swords among the daimyō families of the day.

Overview of the Exhibition

Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm (Admittance until 4:30pm)
Closed Days Every Monday (except April 29 and May 6)
Admission Tickets

Adults: 1.400yen (including the admission to "The Imperial Household and the Transmission of Courtly Elegance" at the Hōsa Library exhibition rooms.)
Students (high school and university): 700yen
Students (elementary and junior high school): 500yen