Japan Corner: Samurai Armor Exhibit at Denver Art Museum

Japan Corner: This is our new section in which we share what is unique to Japan and its culture.

by Yasu Kizaki

Samurai Armor Exhibit at Denver Art Museum

Our ancestors in southern Japan came from the linage of the Samurai clan and our family had a few Samurai swords kept for centuries as family treasures. However, after the war – 70 years ago, these were all confiscated by MP of United States. The funny thing is even though we no longer own these samurai swords, we now have sashimi and sushi knives instead and the irony is we now have a sushi business in the United States. We used to rule with our Samurai Swords, and now we rule with our Sashimi Knives! I am sure our ancestors’ Samurai swords are somewhere in United States, maybe waiting for us to find. By the way, here is the great exhibit in Denver taking place soon!

Samurai Armor Exhibit at Denver Art Museum –http://on.wsj.com/1mRAf47
We got a good kick out of reading in the Wall Street Journal about the temperature-controlled cargo planes filled with salmon, which we know something about, that were used to transport the Samurai artifacts! We can’t wait to go see this exhibit!!

 


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by Yasu Kizaki