Nihontó: The Samurai Sword Tour

Nihontó: The Samurai Sword Tour

Explore the history, physical attributes, symbolism, aesthetic qualities and utility of the Japanese samurai sword from the vantage point of beauty and function.

May 10 - November 3
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries
May - August: Fridays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 3 pm
September - November 2: Saturdays at 3 pm

Japanese, Tachi mount with dragonfly motif fittings, 1800s, wood, lacquer, silver, gold and shakudo, 42 in. Courtesy of Jidai Arts.