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Samurai Armor Grand Exhibition KYOTO 2011

Samurai Armor Grand Exhibition Kyoto

November-11 to 13, 2011
10:00am - 5:00pm
Miyako Messe (Kyoto Convention Center) 2nd Exhibtion Hall
Okazaki Seishojicho 9-1,Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City 606-8343 JAPAN

Admission: 500yen for adults & 300yen for children.

This is the first comprehensive exhibition in KYOTO featuring Samurai Arms & Armor hosted by Marutake, the world's preeminent Samurai Armor manufacturer from Kagoshima pref. More than 60 samurai armors from their worksite will be on display at the 2nd exhibition hall in the 1st floor of Miyako Messe known as the largest convention center in downtown Kyoto. The exhibition includes 50 or more reproductions of armors of Daimyo feudal warlords from 1500's Warring States Period, Kabuto helmets, Children's suits of armor, and some related props designed for samurai movies and dramas. A part of the exhibition presents examples of how well the samurai armor is made out of the metal.The exhibition also includes the booth that provides the opportunity for all guests to try on a suit of armor.

Additional support is provided by Samurai Store International, Inc., the authorized international distributor of Marutake products. English guide may be provided throughout the exhibition.

Special Programs:

Feudal lord's procession (Daimyo's retinue) Reappear in Kyoto on Nov-12! More than 50 samurai warlords in precise reproductions of Yoroi armors will parade from Miyako Messe to Heian Jingu Shrine to pray for world peace and the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. The parade will start from Miyako Messe at noon, arrival at Heian Jingu Shrine at 12:45pm

12:00pm - Parade starts from Miyako Messe
12:45pm - Arrival at Heian Jingu Shrine
14:00pm - Worship ceremony by armored samurai at Heian Jingu

Special Features:

Ashikita Teppo Tai gun-soldiers will participate in the ceremony as the Kato Kiyomasa force.


2nd exhibition hall at Miyako Messe
Okazaki Seishojicho 9-1,Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City 606-8343 JAPAN
Tel: 075-762-2630

For Smartphone Users,
please look up with "SEISHOJICHO 9-1" on Google Map.

Link to Japanese Information for the venue



The nearest Metro Station is Higashiyama Sta. (東山駅)
on City Subway Tozai Line (市営地下鉄東西線)
About 8minutes walk.

By Buses
"Higashiyama Nijo" stop or "Kyoto Kaikan Bijutukan-mae" stop
(東山二条バス停 or 京都会館美術館前バス停)


Miyako Messe: www.miyakomesse.jp/transportation/access.php
Heian Jingu Shrine: www.heianjingu.or.jp/index_e.html
Samurai Store International: www.samuraistore.com

Any update/information will follow at: samuraistore.com/exhibiton_kyoto_2011.html

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