A series of accompanying lectures in German during the exhibition “Samurai. The Splendour of Japanese Chivalry”.

The entrance is free, no registration needed.

At the Museum Fünf Kontinente, Maximilianstrasse 42

"Die Kriegskunst der Samurai in voller Rüstung" (including demonstration) (lecture in German language)

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 7.00pm

Ōtsuka Ryūnosuke, master of Samurai martial arts

"Von stumpfen und scharfen Schwertern. Samurai in Manga und Anime" (lecture in German language)

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 7.00pm

Dr. Freddy Litten, Historian


The Samurai not only have an important role in japanese art and culture, but also in Manga and Anime. However, they’re not always represented as fearless warriors and their image in these genre not always represents reality. In his lecture, Dr Freddy Litten will examine the multiple and various roles of Samurai in Anime and Manga.

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