Go inside a new Asian Art Museum exhibit

June 24, 2009 4:23:50 PM PDT
Nick Smith gets a private tour of the newest exhibit at the Asian Art Museum.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:

Lords of the Samurai
Brilliant Warriors. Artistic Masters.
The samurai culture and code of conduct, bushido, have long captivated the imaginations and aspirations of young and old in the Western world. More than just fierce warriors, Japanese samurai of the highest rank were also visionaries who strove to master artistic, cultural, and spiritual pursuits.

The exhibition features more than 160 works from the Hosokawa family collection housed in the Eisei-Bunko Museum in Tokyo, the Kumamoto Castle, and the Kumamoto Municipal Museum in Kyushu. Objects on view will include suits of armor, armaments (including swords and guns), formal attire, calligraphy, paintings, teaware, lacquerware, masks, and musical instruments.

More exhibit info: http://www.asianart.org/samurai.htm


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