Special Exhibition “Great Swords of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu” ~Spirit of Samurai in History~
The swords of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, including National Treasure, Important Cultural Property, are exhibited for the first time in half a century! Dates: 2021.9.1(Wed) – 2021.12.5(Sun) The sword, which is called the masterpiece of iron and is said to be the beginning of Japanese manufacturing, is not only a weapon but also a place where the divine spirit dwells. Many swords have been dedicated at this shrine as a proof of the worship of samurai since the foundatin of Minamotono Yoritomo. In this exhibition, National Treasure, "Ikakeji-Gyoyo-Raden-Tachi," the sword "Masatsune," and Important Cultural Property, the sword “Kuniyoshi” dedicated by the Emperor Meiji, the three swords dedicated by Hojo Ujitsuna are displayed for the first time in half a century. In addition, artifacts related to famed samurai are also exhibited (Exhibits will be changed). 65 shrine treasures, including 6 national treasures and 12 important cultural properties, tell the spirit of samurai in 800 years of history. You can enjoy this exhibition even more by installing the following application.
Tachi “Masatune,” "Ikakeji-Gyoyo-Raden-Tachi," Tachi “Nagamitsu,” Tachi “Kuniyoshi,” 3 Tachi dedicated by Hojo Ujitsuna (1) Download the official application of Tsurugaoka Museum (2) Launch the AR camera and choose a sword on the screen. (3) Once the camera is activated, you can enjoy 3D AR. ■Folding Screen “Genpei-Kassenzu-Byobu” (1) Download the official application of Tsurugaoka Museum (2) Launch the AR camera on the screen of “Genpei-Kassenzu-Byobu”. (3) Hold your smartphone over the “Genpei-Kassenzu-Byobu” (page 100) and enjoy.