In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912), the political revolution when power was restored to the emperor from the samurai class, this exhibition focuses on the genius and versatility of metalworkers during this transitional moment. With the decline of the samurai class and its privileges, armor-makers.such as the renowned four centuries-old Myochin family of metalworkers, applied their exemplary skills and artistry to develop new types of metal products, from toys to decorative art. This show features magnificent works from the Museum's Higgins collection, as well as a special selection of loans.
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Suggested Audiences:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult