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#1 Guido Schiller

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

masterpieces of the museum's collection

 

I went to this exhibition today, and the blades and fittings were mind-blowing. I had looked up some of the items beforehand in my books, but it never ceases to amaze me how different they often look close up and personal, as compared to oshigata and photos. Especially the Musashi Masamune, and a crane leather saya koshirae, – both published many times – were nothing like I expected. The Masamune was a bit underwhelming (maybe because I couldn’t get really close?), but the koshirae was much more massive and less garish than what I had thought, and of amazing quality .

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#2 Hamfish

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

HI Guido,

 

 the Masamune was so captivating, it required me to visit 3 times. just when you think you have seen the entire body, you discover more (the first and only masamune I have ever seen. why don't the put better lighting inn)

 

But the Bungo stole my heart hhahaha

 

edit, and the Sadamune :Drool:


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#3 Guido Schiller

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:42 PM

 
But the Bungo stole my heart hhahaha
 
edit, and the Sadamune :Drool:

Do you mean the Jōshū? Yes, there are indeed some fine Bungo blades around, even if the school has in general a rather low reputation.

Uhm, Sadamune? There was none ...

#4 Guido Schiller

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:49 AM

I completely forgot - here's the list of exhibited swords and fittings (unfortunately the background information of the people who donated them isn't included, but were displayed at the museum):

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