2021 / Cultural News to host webinar presentation of samurai armor and sword from Takamatsu, Japan, Feb. 22, 7:00PM, PST

Cultural News hosts a virtual presentation of “Samurai Tools and Accompanied Stories” from the Kagawa Prefectural Museum, Japan. A webinar presentation will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 pm, PST. Admission free. Registrations are required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sy3FZwXhR3CAyhQ4osO6cg

The Kagawa Prefectural Museum is located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, which was a castle site of Matsudaira Clan for more than 200 years. The first feudal load of Matsudaira Clan was Matsudaira Yorishige who was a grandchild of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of Tokugawa Shogunate in 17th Century. Tokugawa Ieyasu changed his name four times, and his original family name was Matsudaira.

Because this close family relationship of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Matsudaira Clan of Takamatsu inherited treasures from Tokugawa families, and those treasures are currently preserved at the Kagawa Prefectural Museum.

Selected from the Matsudaira Collection of the museum, and borrowed from local collectors, the Kagawa Prefectural Museum featured samurai armors and swords in special exhibition “Samurai Tools and Accompanies Stories” from Oct. 24 through Dec. 6, 2020.

Because COVID-19 travel restriction, the museum used social networking services in December to introduce the exhibitions to the rest of Japan.

The Feb. 22 webinar is planned to introduce the museum and the exhibition to the American public. Mr. Yoshimichi Mikuriya, curator of “Samurai Tools and Accompanied Stories” will explain about the exhibition through English translation. Mr. Mikuriya is a specialist of historical Japanese document.

The webinar is made possible with collaborations with Cultural News and Japanese swords specialist Yurie Halchak in Los Angeles.