2014 / Samurai Armor and Sword exhibition at 2014 Nisei Week, Aug 9-10

Tetsugendo Nisei Week Exhibition “Samurai Armor & Sword Exhibition” will return to the 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival. At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Japanese “Yoroi” armor provider the Samurai Store and sword and sword fitting specialist Tetsugendo will present “Art of the Samurai” theme exhibition on the fifth floor Cultural Room on Aug. 9 and 10, from 10 am – 5 pm. Open to the public. Admission free.

“Art of the Samurai” exhibition will be rare chance for the public to view high quality Japanese swords and sword fittings such as Kamakura period blades and Tsuba like one made by the 17th-century renowned samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Tetsugendo owners Mike Yamasaki and Cyrus Chan of Monterey Park are also sword appraisers. Yamasaki is on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo aka. Nippon Bijutu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK), and  the president of NBTHK  U.S.A. chapter.  Yamasaki is the 2001 All Japan Kantei (appraisal) champion of the NBTHK’s national event.

Under the supervision of sword expert Yamasaki, the exhibition will showcase over 50 pieces of sword and sword fitting including the 13th- century Kamakura era sword, to the 18th-century Edo era swords made by famous sword smiths such as Sadamune,Muramasa and Korekazu, in addition to other pieces considered as museum class qualities.

The Samurai Store will display made-in-Japan replicas of historical “Yoroi” armors. Visitors may have chances to try on a “Yoroi” helmet and whole “Yoroi” armor.

Yamasaki will provide free Japanese sword appraisals during the exhibition. To set up an appointment for appraisals, email to info@tetsugendo.com

For more information about Japanese swords and “Yoroi” armors, visit www.tetsugendo.com and www.samurai-store.com

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  www.jaccc.org

“Samurai Armor & Sword Exhibition” will return to the 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival. At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Japanese “Yoroi” armor provider the Samurai Store and sword and sword fitting specialist Tetsugendo will present “Art of the Samurai” theme exhibition on the fifth floor Cultural Room on Aug. 9 and 10, from 10 am – 5 pm. Open to the public. Admission free.

“Art of the Samurai” exhibition will be rare chance for the public to view high quality Japanese swords and sword fittings such as Kamakura period blades and Tsuba like one made by the 17th-century renowned samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Tetsugendo owners Mike Yamasaki and Cyrus Chan of Monterey Park are also sword appraisers. Yamasaki is on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo aka. Nippon Bijutu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK), and  the president of NBTHK  U.S.A. chapter.  Yamasaki is the 2001 All Japan Kantei (appraisal) champion of the NBTHK’s national event.

Under the supervision of sword expert Yamasaki, the exhibition will showcase over 50 pieces of sword and sword fitting including the 13th- century Kamakura era sword, to the 18th-century Edo era swords made by famous sword smiths such as Sadamune,Muramasa and Korekazu, in addition to other pieces considered as museum class qualities.

The Samurai Store will display made-in-Japan replicas of historical “Yoroi” armors. Visitors may have chances to try on a “Yoroi” helmet and whole “Yoroi” armor.

Yamasaki will provide free Japanese sword appraisals during the exhibition. To set up an appointment for appraisals, email to info@tetsugendo.com

For more information about Japanese swords and “Yoroi” armors, visit www.tetsugendo.com and www.samurai-store.com

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  www.jaccc.org