Japanese Swords of the Gokaden

Exhibiting the works of Japan's famous sword regions

Oct 13
Dec 24
Venue: Japanese Sword Museum When: Oct 13th - Dec 24th 2018 ,  9:30am - 5:00pm

With centuries of culture and tradition behind their development, Japanese swords are an iconic treasure of Japan. Throughout its history, sword making was considered by many to be a sacred undertaking and even to this day, both connoisseurs and casual onlookers marvel at the quality and craftsmanship of these most deadly of weapons.

The centuries behind the crafting of the Japanese sword centred most famously around the Gokaden, five traditions and regions especially known for their swordsmiths and forges. Running until late December, the exhibition A Journey Through Japan via Regional Mountings and Swords of the Gokaden will display the distinct styles of the weapons and accessories of these regions at the Japanese Sword Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

Getting there

Take the JR Sobu Line to Ryogoku station. The museum is a 7-minute walk from the West Exit. Or take the Oedo Subway Line to Ryogoku station. From the A1 Exit it's a 5-minute walk.

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