Let’s indulge in the art of Japanese swords by learning the basic knowledge from some of the most famous swords in Japan.
Period: August 8th ~ September 24th
Tuesday ~ Sunday 9:30 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Mondays Closed (Except for September 18th)
September 19th Closed
Location: Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History
Admission Fee: Regular =￥150
University Students =￥80
High school Students and younger (18- )/Seniors (70+) Free
- From JR Joban Line, North Exit of Mito Station, take the bus heading to Kaikaruen-Park from bus platform #4, get off at Rekishikan Kairakuen Iriguchi (History Museum, Kairakuen Entrance) and walk for 2 minutes.
- From Joban Expressway exit at Mito IC, proceed 7 km for 15 minutes.
About the Exhibition:
Japanese Swords, katana, have been getting more attention recently in popular culture. However, the terminology associated with the Japanese swords can be extremely confusing. When we examine a Japanese sword, what should we be looking at and how should we appreciate its beauty?
This exhibition seeks to explain the variety and evolution of the figure, surface, blade pattern and the exterior of Japanese katana through presenting the museum’s very own Japanese sword collection. Works of Ibaraki swordsmith and blacksmith are also presented in the exhibition. Through very simple explanation, the display introduces the beauty behind the history of the Japanese sword, and the ways to examine the swords. We invite all of you who are interested to learn more about Japanese katana to join us in this wonderful exhibition.