Excellence of Japanese Sword Museum

Summary of Visit “Japan Sword Museum”

東京・渋谷にある1968年に設立された「刀剣博物館」は、現存した日本の美術刀剣と装備品を豊富に収集しJ Sword 01 Museum outlook一般公開展示している。その中には国宝級のものも数多くある。日本の「刀」は武士の権威を示す武具であったが、同時に日本の独特の美意識と優れた職人技術「匠」の粋を示すものである。また、これを製作してきた「刀鍛冶」の技術は、歴史的に地場の鉄鋼加工産業の発展にも貢献してきたといわれる。こんな意識から、今年3月この博物館を訪ねてみた。このレポートは、このときの印象を記したものである。J Sword 04 Sword Exh 01
The unique museum, “Token Museum” (Japanese Sword Museum) in Shibuya, Tokyo, is attracting many people these days. This museum was established in 1968. I visited this sword museum in this March. In the museum, the hundreds of

J Sword 10 Sword Short with OrnamentJ Sword 06 Sword exh 03 Ornamentprecious swords and ornaments of the national treasury class are broadly collected, stored and displayed. Japanese sword is well known by its aesthetic and historical value. But, it’s also reflecting Japanese sensibilities and excellence of craftsman’s skill. After visiting I really felt that the Museum was the best facilities showing up Japanese subtle artistic sense and craftsmanship. This is a report on the impression of my visit with some additional materials.

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