Japanese, Tachi mount with dragonfly motif fittings, 1800s, wood, lacquer, silver, gold and shakudo, 42 in. Courtesy of Jidai Arts.
Nihontō: The Samurai Sword Tour
Please note: Nihontō: The Samurai Sword Tour is cancelled on Saturday, September 7.
Explore the history, physical attributes, symbolism, aesthetic qualities and utility of the Japanese samurai sword from the vantage point of beauty and function.