Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of swordsmanship. The Kurokawa Old Culture Research Institute has a large collection of old books and archeological artifacts, but it also is home to a unique collection of Japanese swords that includes various national treasures like the “Imperious Famous Fushimi Sadajune.” This mega sword collection will be open to the public in Tokyo for the first time. The display will also consist of 30 swords made throughout the Heian and Edo Periods, plus paintings which explore the aesthetic of the samurai tradition.
Jun 1–Aug 4, 10am–5pm. ¥800 general/¥600 student/ Free for Junior High School Students and younger. Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan Museum Tokyo, 5, No. 1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032. Roppongi. www.sen-oku.or.jp