Samurai Swords and Ancient Japan at Yale

March 20, 2015 2:24 PM

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Samurai swords may be some of the sharpest blades ever made, but many were never drawn in anger.

A new exhibit called “Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace” shows that samurai were not only warriors; they were also often respected statesmen. With 150 artifacts on display, the exhibit reveals some lesser-known sides of Japan under samurai rule, such as popular notions of responsible li...

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