Special/Featured Exhibitions

Special Exhibition The Art of the Japanese Sword: Tracing Connections in Kyoto/Nara and Kyushu

Swords have been made throughout Japan since ancient times, but sword production flourished particularly well in close proximity to the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto in the Yamashiro (Kyoto Prefecture) and Yamato (Nara Prefecture) areas, where large numbers of swords were produced in response to demand from temples and the nobility. The style of sword craftsmen from Yamato had a considerable influence on sword craftsmen in Kyushu. This exhibition presents the work of sword craftsmen from the Kinai region (the five provinces surrounding the ancient capitals), especially those of Yamashiro and Yamato, alongside works by craftsmen from Kyushu.

Overview of the Exhibition

Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm (Admittance until 4:30pm)
Closed Days Every Monday (or the following day if a national holiday or substitute holiday falls on a Monday)
Admission Tickets

Adults: 1.400yen (including the admission to ""Red Gold"/"Black Gold": The Beauty and Utility of Copper and Iron" at the Hōsa Library exhibition rooms.)
Students (high school and university): 700yen
Students (elementary and junior high school): 500yen

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