Morikami Exhibition

In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to organize and set up an exhibition of fine Japanese Swords at the Morikami Museum. This display occupied a large portion of the show “Masterpieces from South Florida Collections”. Appreciation goes out to Jon Healy and Joe Forcine for contributing swords to this display. Pete Klein also contributed a number of very fine kodogu. This is a list of swords which were shown.

Display units:

1. KOTO – Early Kamakura Mokusa Hoju tachi – NTHK Bitchu Ko-Aoe kodachi – Tokubetsu Hozon Display unit

2. KOTO – Mid-Kamakura Ko-Enju tachi – Juyo Token Display unit

3. KOTO – Late Kamakura Etchu Norishige daito – Juyo Token / Honami kinzoganmei Shizu Saburo Kaneuji daito – Juyo Token / Honami kinzoganmei Display unit

4. KOTO – Nambokucho Osafune Masamitsu naginatanaoshi – Juyo Token Nobukuni naginatanaoshi – Tokubetsu Hozon Sa Hiroyuki daito – Honami kinzoganmei Nakajima Rai daito – Juyo Token Display unit

5. SHINTO – Early Edo Musashi (no) Daijo Korekazu katana – Tokubetsu Hozon Omi (no) Daijo Tadahiro wakizashi (sandai dai-mei) – Tokubetsu Hozon Display unit

6. SHINSHINTO – Late Edo Suishinshi Masahide daito – NTHK Yushu Saku