March 2010
Military History;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p50
The article features weapons, clothing and textiles used by the Japanese samurai depicting military art form from the Late Heian Period until 1868, the year in which the samurai culture was abolished, which were presented during the exhibition "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868," at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in coordination with Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2009. The exhibition featured a sword guard or tsuba, sword mountings, and an exotic 17th century helmet.


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