Decorative Helmets and the Unique Flag from the Warring States Period
Period Tuesday, August 9 –Monday, September 19, 2016
Venue Gallery 3, National Museum of Japanese History

Adults: ¥420 (¥350)
Senior high school & college students: ¥250 (¥200)
* Fees in parentheses apply to groups of 20 or more
* Free admission for elementary & junior high school students
* Free admission for senior high school students every Saturday

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* Open hours and days are subject to change.
Closed Aug 22 (Mon), 29 (Mon), Sep 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon)

Outline of Exhibition

The latter half of the 16th century and early part of the 17th century was the Age of Civil Wars in Japan. In order to attract attention on the battlefield, helmets and flags became elaborate.  This exhibition presents a recently restored famous flag owned by the Historiographical Institute at the University of Tokyo, along with about 10 "Decorative Helmets" from the Museum's collection.

Battle flag worn on the back of a suit of armor. Used by Ochiai Saheiji.
Helmet with rabbit ear design
Helmet with two leaves
Helmet with a centipede and covered with chains
Helmet with a butterfly

*Objects above are from around the 16th to 17th centuries.

Note: Please note that items in the exhibition are subject to change.