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Talk | “Samurai: From War to Peace”

June 1 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $8

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, this talk will explore the transformation of Japan from its era of warring states to its era of peace. Constantine Vaporis, PhD, will explore three historical samurai figures from different regions of Japan: Yamauchi Kazutoyo (1545–1605), an obscure samurai who rose from the violence of civil war to become a daimyo (lord); Kumazawa Banzan (1619–1691), a zealous warrior who came to understand that his future lay in becoming a scholar-official; and Mori Masana (1803–1873), the non-inheriting fourth son of a samurai who became a scholar, an ardent collector of art, and the lord’s bodyguard. Dr. Vaporis will connect the national transformation to these samurai and their armor, helmets, weapons, clothing, and martial practices.

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Details

Start:
June 1 @ 10:00 am
End:
November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $8
Website:
https://reservations.vmfa.museum/state/info.aspx?ActivityID=6970

Organizer

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone
(804) 340-1400
Email
info@vmfa.museum

Venue

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, 23220 United States
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