Nihontō: The Samurai Sword Tour

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.

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.