Japanese Sword Museum, Shibuya

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#69 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
The Japanese Sword Museum or situated in Tokyo, is a small museum dedicated to the art of Japanese swordmaking. The museum is run by the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords.The museum has a collection of more than 150 items, including swords (mainly katana), tosogu (mountings), yoroi (armor) as well as documents of metal working.
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  • Penempatan barang serta penjelasan berupa sejarah informasi sangat menambah wawasan. Tempat museum ini cukup besar. Saat pagi udah ramai. Pedang hampir dekade ada disini  more »
  • The Museum is very small, but beautiful. In each time be sure to come here. Amazing beauty blades, good lighting, allowing you to enjoy and the Jamon, and glare, and drawing. The situation allows for a long time to plunge into contemplation. You cannot take pictures, but at the entrance of glossy magazines and catalogs sold swords.
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  • Notice to lovers! Before you sink into the neighborhood to the research of this Museum (as in our case), know that it is closed due to move until January 2018... It would be a shame to be like us and find the door closed.
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  • The museum is moving and is closed until 2018. There is only one display in the lobby. When I come back I will amend my review. I wish there had been a donation box, I would have supported the museum, from the single display I saw it would be amazing.
  • So many cool swords - learned the difference between a katana and a tashi - this place is currently closed and will be reopening in a different location 2018
  • Entry was only 600¥ per person. Just like the other reviewers said, the exhibit is very small, but the swords are in incredible condition considering how old they are. It was good to see but it was a very short visit. They will be relocating the museum soon.
  • Stunning collection of Japanese metal work. Closed now but will reopen soon in a new location.
  • A small but spectacular collection of the finest Japanese samurai swords in existence. I learned a lot about the different parts of the sword set while admiring the ornately detailed fittings on display. The details are so small, I needed a magnifying glass on every single one to be able to appreciate them. Unfortunately, photography is prohibited, so you can't use your camera's zoom to get a closer look. I wish there had been more about the process of making the blades. Overall, the collection taught me more about Japanese decorative arts than about sword craft. Still, a worthwhile pilgrimage for anyone who respects Bushido.

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