Mfa exhibits samurai
The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.During the centuries covered by the exhibition, warfare evolved from combat between small bands of equestrian archers to the clash of vast armies of infantry and cavalry equipped with swords, spears, and even matchlock guns. Arms and armSamurai: Japanese Armor and Art of the Samurai are two exhibits currently on show at LACMA.
The first exhibit focuses on Japanese Armor, and showcases armor and weapons spanning seven centuries of Samurai warfare, and is available for viewing until Feb. 1, 2015. The second features ancient Japanese Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles, and will be showing until March 1, 2015. On display until August 4, the exhibit is drawn from the private collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. During the earlier part of this period, clashes between clans were common. Towards the end of the period.