Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lords of the Samurai-opening Friday


Lords of the Samurai at the Asian Museum

June 12–September 20, 2009


You can follow the process of setting up the exhibit plus read about Japanese history, find historical tidbits and photos at the Asian Museum Blog:
http://www.asianart.org/blog/
Culture and arms are like the two wings of a bird, so just as it’s impossible to fly with one wing missing, if you have culture but no arms, people will slight you without fear, while if you have arms but no culture, people will be alienated by fear.”
—From Instructions for Japanese Men

by Izawa Nagahide (samurai-scholar active approx. 1711–1732


Five things you might not have known about the Samurai:
http://www.asianart.org/blog/index.php/2009/05/29/5-samurai-facts/#more-469

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