A legendary Japanese sword “Masamune” being confirmed for the first time in 150 years

By TERRY - Last updated: 火曜日, 9月 30, 2014 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

“Shimazu Masamune”, a special Japanese sword  provided to the-then emperor Koumei by the-then Shogun Iemochi Tokugawa upon the wedding of Iemochi and  Princess Kazunomiya who was Koumei’s sister 1862 ,which had been missing for 150 years, was reconfirmed as a personal property and was donated to Kyoto National Museum (http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html) in 2013.


“Masamune” swords are  forged in the Kamakura period (1192~1333) and regareded as the first-rate Japanese swords, most of which are national treasures today. The reconfirmation this time is a precious “re-discovery” of an historic and cultural important  asset. The Shimazu Masamune will be exhibited from the coming Oct.15th on at the Kyoto national Museum.

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