Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace
June 10, 2015 • Features & News

Featuring more than 150 spectacular artifacts from four Yale collections—the Peabody Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and the Sterling Memorial Library—the exhibition will introduce you to hungry emperors; drowned warriors reborn as small crabs; commoners alternately fearful of samurai violence but swept up in its romance; artists and writers conjuring scenes of adventure and wit; families reaching out to departed kin across the chasm of death; parents deciding whether to raise or reject a newborn baby; underground Christians hiding their faith behind a Buddhist icon; and Japanese artifacts that take on new meanings in Ainu villages and the parlors of New England collectors.

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Funded in part by CT Humanities.

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