17 June 2019
Before buying a menpo, or samurai mask, it is probably better to know some basic concepts. With the term "menpo" we generally indicate the face...
05 June 2019
The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battlefield or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu....
19 February 2019
Collecting guide: Buddhist sculpture Images of the Buddha, who lived in India between the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., originated in North India and...
09 January 2019
  Five things to know about Momoyama-period art (1573-1615)   Toward the end of the 16th century, the successive efforts of three powerful warlords,...
20 December 2018
    Arts and culture flourished in unprecedented ways during Japan’s Edo period (1615-1868). During this long era of relative peace and stability,...
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10 December 2018
    For centuries, Japanese swords have been collected in Japan as highly valuable works of art. Joining aesthetic and practical use, the samurai...

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