Los Angeles County Museum of Art Sword exhibit
Posted 12 October 2014 - 06:41 PM
I am happy to announce the new sword exhibit to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art starting this November. This is why I have been out of touch for a while, it was a big secret as they wanted it to be a surprise. It will run at the same time as the great armor collection from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier and Mueller collection. Brian can you keep this on the upper portion for a little while? I hope that this will bring more interest and good will to the field of Japanese swords, it is nice to see some positive news rather than negativity. And yes there will be a publication at a special price of around $20 for nmb members to be announced at a later date (it is at the printers now).
Posted 12 October 2014 - 06:59 PM
And excellent news on the deal for NMB members. Well done Mike! This should be an amazing exhibition. Wish the armour one would travel to SA.
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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:17 AM
I had a chance to visit LACMA today to see both the Armor Exhibit and the Nihonto & Fitting Exhibit. There were a lot of swords and fittings from Mike Y.'s collection as well as other incredible pieces. The armor exhibit was really, really nice too, and I must say it was quite eye-opening for me to see the workmanship and intricate decorations on armors. I am not an armors collector, but I really liked the exhibit. I took lots of pictures, but only some came out decent. It was hard to hold the camera and shoot in manual mode. Auto mode and nihonto just don't mix I did manage to get some decent close up shots. Enjoy!
Close up pics of the Soshu Sadamune
Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:27 AM
Close up pic of the Soshu Yukimitsu:
Close up pic of the Rai Kunimitsu:
Close up pics of the Nosada:
Close up pic of the Muramasa:
Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:49 AM
Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:32 AM
This does a lot to expand interest and understanding of Nihonto.
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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:55 PM
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:51 PM
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:38 PM
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