Presenting a wide array of samurai armor blades and accoutrements dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century this exhibition celebrates the promised gift of thirty seven objects from the collection of etsuko and john morris as well as other important gifts made by mr and mrs morris to the mets department of arms and armor over the past seventeen years. Bonhams are auctioning a collection of japanese arms and armor and for those like me who are interested in japan and her history there are a large number of items that would be desirable additions to a collection or stand alone items that people might just want to own for their own sake. The japanese arms and armor gallery at the george walter vincent smith art museum has sparked the imagination of countless youngsters in the past 100 years smith collected arms and armor from throughout the world india persia europe the south pacific but his collection of nearly 500 examples of japanese arms and armor is the most extensive. Armor gusoku 19th century japan the metropolitan museum of art new york rogers fund 1904 0442 this armor was part of the large collection of japanese arms and armor formed by arms and armor department founding curator bashford dean around 1900 during his extended stays in japan for scientific research see more
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