Our national treasure, a sword named Nikko Ichimonji, is currently being exhibited in our feature exhibition until March 4th.
The sword is the masterpiece of the Bizen Fukuoka Ichimonji School and was crafted in the 13th century. It boasts of a beautiful blade pattern called the Joka choji (multilayered clove shapes) which was considered the signature style of the swords of the Ichimonji School. The pattern is often said to have a certain resemblance to cherry blossoms in full bloom. Take a closer look and see for yourself.
The sword is not only beautiful but also historically significant. It bore witness to some important historical events of Japan. Experience this sword’s colorful past by scrutinizing its shiny blade.
Learn more about what this sword has gone through and see how beautiful it has been preserved and experience the awesomeness of the Samurai Culture of Japan.
This is a once in a year exhibit. This national treasure exhibit ends on March 4. Don’t miss out this valuable opportunity to learn more about this famous sword named Nikko Ichimonji!
Posted by Takamura