The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

In this exhibition, we seek the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial arts – from battlefield combat techniques (Bujutsu) to popular sports or physical exercise tempering body and spirit (Budo), through reproductions / originals of historical weapons such as arrows, suits of armor, etc. as well as through materials and photo panels of popular sports and physical exercise such as Kendô, Judô and Sumô, etc.

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January 23 - February 16, 2020
Malay Technology Museum (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)

November 8 - 24, 2019
Exhibition Hall, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

October 11 - 25, 2019
Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam)

October 1 - 31, 2019
Palace of Justice (Manaus, Brazil)

August 19 - September 21, 2019
The University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji)

June 28 - July 26, 2019
The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)

May 17 - June 18, 2019
Ashburton Museum (Ashburton, New Zealand)

April 12 - May 5, 2019
Estuary Arts Centre (Auckland, New Zealand)

February 7 - 21, 2019
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (Karachi, Pakistan)

January 7 - 27, 2019
Pakistan National Council of the Art (Islamabad, Pakistan)

October 20 – November 25, 2018
Kaohsiung Cultural Center (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

August 10 – September 30, 2018
National Museum of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)

November 7 – 26, 2017
La Sala Paracas del Ministerio de Cultura (Lima, Peru)

September 5 – October 7, 2017
Finis Terrae University (Santiago, Chile)

June 30 – August 15, 2017
ICESI University, Calvajar Library Exhibition Hall (Cali, Colombia)

April 26 – May 16, 2017
Auditorium at the Embassy of Japan in Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

January 10 – March 18, 2017
National Museum Jamaica (Kingston, Jamaica)

November 8 - 25, 2016
Paraguayan-Japanese Center for Human Resource Development (Asuncion, Paraguay)

October 13 - 26, 2016
Municipal Center of Art (Encarnacion, Paraguay)

August 10 - 31, 2016
Torre Malakoff (Recife, Brazil)

July 1 - 24, 2016
Parana Museum (Curitiba-PR, Brazil)

May 26 - June 21, 2016

Photo of amor of o-yoroi
Amor of o-yoroi type with helmet of hoshi-kabuto type

Photo of Kendo protective gear
Kendo protective gear

Photo of helmet
Helmet of suji-kabuto type

Photo of amor of Mogamido
Amor of Mogamido haramaki type with helmet of suji-kabuto type

Photo of sword
Han-dachi sword mounting with paulownia-leaf motif on ground of black lacquer containing ground mother-of-pearl

Image picture of kyudo

Image picture of kendo

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