The NBTHK – The Japanese Sword Museum
The Japanese Sword Museum or Tōken hakubutsukan situated in Tokyo, is a small museum dedicated to the art of Japanese sword making. It preserves and displays swords. It is operated by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords. The association’s office is located inside the museum building.
The Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館, Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) or TNM is an art museum in Ueno Park in the Taitō ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the four museums operated by the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (ja:国立文化財機構), is considered the oldest national museum in Japan, is the largest art museum in Japan, and is one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum collects, preserves, and displays a comprehensive collection of artwork and cultural objects from Asia, with a focus on ancient and medieval Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road.
Bizen Osafune Sword Musuem
Located in Osafune, a town that once flourished as a major produce of Japanese swords, the Bizen Osafune Sword Museum is one of a limited number of sword museums and features a variety of Japanese swords on display.
Kurokawa Kobunka Kenkyujo
Kurokawa Ancient Culture Research Institute has a very large collection of references culturally important to the Japanese to include Chinese references as well. A selection of the references are available to view depending on the circumstances. “The collection is about 8,500 (20,000 items), mainly Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts and archaeological historical materials, covering an extremely diverse field.” It is important to note, about the private collection that it contains beautiful Japanese fittings (menuki, kozuka, fuchigashira, kogai & tsuba), nihonto (Japanese swords), Scrolls, amongst other items. They have a YouTube channel, one of their videos of interest, shows several pieces in their collection.
Kyoto National Museum
The Kyoto National Museum is one of three main national museums in Japan and is an important world-class resource for East Asian art.
National Archives of Japan
National Archives of Japan Digital Gallery provides digital clarity of the historical materials including colorful large-sized maps of provinces compiled by the Tokugawa Shogunate, which are now preserved by the National Archives of Japan…
Tokugawa Art Museum
The Museum ranks as the third oldest privately-endowed museum in Japan with English and Japanese language versions.
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