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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October 7 - November 7, 2021
Guam Museum (Guam, U.S.A.)

September 1 - 24, 2021
Isla Center for the Arts, University of Guam (Guam, U.S.A.)

  • November 29 - December 13, 2020
    PSG Art Gallery, The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University (Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)
  • September 24 - October 25, 2020
    Exhibition Hall, the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Burapha University (Chon Buri, Thailand)
  • July 20 - August 22, 2020
    Terengganu State Museum (Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia)
  • 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)

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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