Samurai and Jazz Invasion of LACMA

October 21, 2014 11:51 PM

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Attention, my friends, I have breaking news. Last week, Los Angeles County Museum of Art got invaded by a small but vicious army of soldiers --some on foot, others on horseback. All of them looking extremely intimidating. And all of them dressed to kill.

The new exhibition at Resnick Pavilion gives a splendid presentation of the Japanese armor worn by Samurai for close to 700 years --from the 12th to the 19th century. The gallery is flooded with dramatic red light, and the first thing you are confronted with upon entering are Samurai horsemen, charg...

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