Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles
Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles, showcases Japanese swords, samurai robes, battle screens, and woodblock prints depicting legends and battles. This installation in the Pavilion for Japanese Art complements the exhibition Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection at LACMA.
The East Wing features paintings and textiles from LACMA’s collection, including elaborate painted screens and hanging scrolls that exemplify the kind of objects that the Samurai possessed or commissioned, or imagery and subjects that would have held special meaning for the warrior class.
The Helen and Felix Juda Gallery showcases sword blades and related fittings, as well as other weapons and woodblock prints. All of the prints are from LACMA’s collection and present warriors in action, sporting armor and weapons, and images of popular Samurai legends.