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The splendour of Japanese chivalry
The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

1 February30 June 2019


The Samurai dominated Japan’s history for centuries, not just as warriors but as the political élite. Their legends are tales of courage and discipline, loyalty and noble self-sacrifice – interwoven with betrayal, intrigue and ruthless violence. Exquisitely wrought in precious metals and sumptuous materials, their armour was not merely a protective covering, but also an imposing status symbol. The exhibition brings the fascinating history of Japanese chivalry to life with a magnificent array of objects. More information here.




“Defeat the self and you will defeat the opponent.”
Takuan Sōhō (1573 – 1645)


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