Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Japan: Tokyo- Samurai Museum!

Only a few blocks from our hotel, we happened across the Samurai Museum. For 1800yen (~$15), you get a pass that includes open access to the museum, a 60-minute guided tour in English, and a fighting demonstration. I was looking forward to this, and was excited, and am happy to say that the experience even exceeded my expectations. The armor and weaponry that they have on display is authentic, and some of it is upwards of 800 years old. Absolutely incredible and mind-blowing.

Interestingly enough, this started out as a guy's personal collection that got so large, that he felt it was ashamed to not to have the history shared with the public. I am glad that he had this sentiment!

Adam practicing

A samurai and his geisha

My samurai <3