Lectures & Discussions
"Jidai" Japanese Samurai Sword Lecture
Curators Michael Yamasaki and Darin S. Furukawa present an introductory lecture on Jidai: Timeless Works of Samurai Art.
Learn about the unique forging process and special properties of the Japanese samurai sword and see how the distinctive armor of the warrior class functioned not only as protection, but as a reflection of the wearer’s personality.
Presented as part of Natsumatsuri Family Festival. Reserved seating will be available for JANM members.
We anticipate high attendance for this program. Seating is available first come, first serve. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.