Japan has arrived in Berlin with the Samurai Museum

Berlin and Europe host a museum of Samurai art

May 08th, 2023
Biagio Drago, News from Berlin
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The Museum opened its doors on May 8th 2022 and is still available, giving the opportunity to see more than 1000 original masterpieces of Japanese weaponry for the largest set outside of Japan. The collection is diverse, including: Samurai culture, blades, craftsmanship and interactive multimedia journey with maps.

The weaponsmith’s art is of course the main attraction but not the only one, the exposition also shows artifacts which describe the entire life and culture of the Samurai, a legendary figure that characterized the past Japanese society and has influenced the development of today’s Japanese society.  

In addition we can also admire art correlated with the role of women in samurai society, religious rituals, theatre and masterpieces of high quality Japanese craftsmanship such as tea sets, sculptures, paintings and woodcuts. An immersive and complete soaking in Japanese culture and art. 

Everything is accompanied by modern features which define a modern and avant-gardist museum as the interactive multimedia installations. The principal is the interactive multimedia journey through time, where visitors can learn the most important informations about Japan's history. In addition to this, there are also 360 degrees presentations and dynamic projections.

In the end, we could maybe find the most precious section of the expositions: “Katana” selection. A private collection belongs to Peter Janssen who 40 years ago bought his first katana and through the years he built his huge private treasure.


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