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Battle of Sekigahara, recognized as the biggest battle in the Sengoku era, broke out in 1600. Tokugawa Ieyasu won the next position as Shogun after Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s death. Ieyasu established the Tokugawa Shogunate after the battle. This meant the Sengoku period (Warring States period) ended and started a new era, which was well-known as the Edo era. It lasted about 300 years.

This exhibition will be held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu’s death, and will display a wide range of historical properties related to this battle such as armor, swords, folding screens, scrolls, etc.

This would be a good opportunity to see the most famous moment in Japanese history and understand the spirit of Bushido.

重要文化財 ≪木造徳川家康坐像≫ 知恩院蔵

≪関ヶ原合戦図屏風≫ 左隻 行田市郷土博物館蔵【展示期間:6月2日~6月28日】

重要文化財 ≪薙刀直し刀 骨喰藤四郎≫ 豊国神社蔵【展示期間:6月2日~6月28日】

  • June 2nd ~ July 26th, 10:00-18:00 (~19:30 on Friday. Entry is permitted until 30 minutes before closing.) Closed on Mondays. (open on July 20 and closed on July 21)
  • The Museum of Kyoto
  • ¥1400/adult, ¥1000/college and high school students, ¥600/junior high and elementary school students.


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