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Japan’s Soul and Beauty of Swords and Armor Exhibition

Christmas Specials in Keio Plaza

Period: April 25 (Thursday) to June 27 (Thursday), 2019
Location: Art Lobby, 3rd Floor, and others
Admission: Complimentary
Co-Host: The Foundation of Japanese Sword Culture for the Purpose of Public Interest, Terada Zushonosuke Katsuhiro (Koedo Kawagoe Tourism Promotion Ambassador), Yoshitoku Co., Ltd., Toshikazu Doi
Support: Kawagoe City

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo hosts a special exhibition entitled “The Soul and Beauty of Japan’s Swords and Armor by Legendary Artisans” displaying beautiful Japanese swords and armor. Various precious and old swords and armor made during the Heian Period (794-1185) and other periods of Japanese history will be displayed, along with “tsuba” (Sword handle guards separating the handle from the blade) and other ornate sword fittings.

Exhibition

・Japanese Sword History spanning from Heian to Heisei Periods (794-2019)
・Hidden Details of Japanese Aesthetic Beauty
・Allure of Traditional Japanese Swords
・Treasured Techniques of Master Craftsman
・Beauty of Helmet and Armor
・Beauty of Swords in Ukiyo-e Art and Photographs, a total of 10 exhibits
・Original prints from Kimiko Kamata’s manga“KATANA”

Date: May 14 (Tuesday), 2019
Time: 5:00p.m.~5:30p.m.
Venue: Main Lobby, 3rd Floor
Performer: Kunikazu Yahagi and Hiroshi Narumi (Ryushin Shouchi School)

  • Special Event 2:
    Lecture and Lunch“Insight into the Aesthetic Beauty of Japanese Swords and Armor”

Date: June 6 (Thursday), 2019
Time: Reception from 11:30a.m., Lecture from 12:00noon, Lunch from 1:30p.m.
Venue: Lecture in Banquet Room
Lunch in Japanese Cuisine“Kagari” Restaurant
Fee: JPY8,000, including taxes and service charge
Speakers: Ippei Kawachi, Master Craftsman and
All Japan Swordsmith Association Director
Kimiko Kamata, Manga Artist and author of“KATANA”

Photo:Tom Kishida

Special Boy's Day Menu

Dates: May 1 (Wednesday) to 31 (Friday), 2019
Venue: Kaiseki Cuisine “Soujuan” Restaurant, 2nd Floor