Saturday, 13 June 2015

Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) Part 2

Interior of Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

Tachi Sword. By Unsho. Kamakura period, 14th century.

The Kamakura period (鎌倉時代, 1185–1333) is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance by the Kamakura shogunate, officially established in 1192 in Kamakura by the first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo. The period is known for the emergence of the samurai, the warrior caste, and for the establishment of feudalism in Japan.

Tachi Sword. Known as "Kiku-no-Onsaku". Attributed to Retired Emperor Gotaba. Kamakura period, 13th century.

Domaru Type Armor. With black leather lacing in katatsumadori style. Muromachi period, 15th century.

Attire of the Military Elite. Heian - Edo period

Katana Sword

Museum Garden and Teahouses. A large garden on the north side of Honkan adds seasonal color to the Tokyo National Museum, rich in flowers of each season. During the height of the cherry blossom season and the crimson foliage season it is open to the public. The five historic teahouses within the garden can be booked for tea ceremonies and other events, such as Haiku gatherings.


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