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Published on 06.07.2016
The beauty of Samuari spirit prevails beyond Japanese swords and their costumes. Samurai- centred society in Japan emerged after the battles of Genjin and Heishi in the end of Heina era. During the 700 years of Samuari rule, Japan confronted Mongolian invasion, Spanish Armada and the Portugal led age of discovery making Portuguese and Spanish threat to East Asian Countries. We introduce those brave Samurai warriors and their Spirit to Japanese and all the people visiting Japan from all over.
The museum has the ground level with the gift shop, the reception desk and an array of Yoroi sets of armor, mostly from Muromachi (1336-1573) and Edo (1600-1868) arranged beautifully. The first floor consist of six smaller areas specializing in Kamakura period with swords and bladed weapons, Kabuto helmets, yoroi armor, matchlock guns and the passage to the modern era. The use of tatami mats, paper screens, atmospheric lighting music and other exhibit has enable the creator to make rooms Japanese as much as possible.
Samurai with over 800 years of history under different political, social and martial condition went to war with bow in hand having not much in common with those thousands of peasants-reluctantly-turned soldier of 16th century who owned just helmet and a spear of the Edo period as depicted in Kurosawa’s films who hadn’t seen battle action for more than decades. Samurai Museum has put many efforts in clearing prevailing basic misconceptions. The Samurai Warriors were disciplined warriors of pre-modern Japan renowned for their prolific fighting style who are still revered even today. Let’s check out Samurai Museum for a lively experience of Samurai!
Phone Number: 0364576411
Address: 2-25-6 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-10pm (last entry 9.30pm)
Access: Shinjuku, Seibu Shinjuku, Higashi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Sanchome stations
Ticket Fee: Adults - 1500 Yen, children under 12 years age - 750 Yen (free for children under 3)