Posted: January 7, 2016

“Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” Presents Selections from One of the Most Significant Private Samurai Collections Outside of Japan

The era of the powerful Japanese samurai comes dramatically to life through over 80 rare and exquisite objects drawn from the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy, which possesses one of the most magnificent and important private samurai collections outside Japan. Samurai: The Way of the Warrior traces a thrilling period of social and political history in Japan by focusing on the ornate arms, armor, and accessories of the legendary samurai, who ruled the country from 1185 to 1868. On view at The Ringling from Jan. 15 through Apr. 17, 2016, the exhibition presents intricately designed suits of armor, ornamented helmets, distinctive swords, adorned sword-hilts and saddles, while also shedding light on the daily rituals and personal life of samurai. See all


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