Hello, exhibition "Paths of Samurai" starts at 30. th of May 2017. National museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Metelkova street. Public opening at 31.th of May. Happy to meet you in Ljubljana.
Big thank's to Mr. Massimo.
PATHS OF THE SAMURAI. Japanese arms and martial culture in Slovenia
The figure of the Japanese warrior the samurai his weapons, combat skills, and worldview have excited our imagination for at least a century and a half since the land of the rising sun opened itself to the rest of the world after a long period of isolation.
The samurais arms as well as his ethos and worldview have become a unique bridge between the Japanese culture and the West. It's hardly a coincidence that Slovenes also are fascinated by the masterly crafted blades, sublime philosophy, art, and martial arts of ancient Japan. However, we are often not aware how profound these contacts are. This is the reason that, with the support of the Japan Embassy in the Republic of Slovenia, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, the National Museum of Slovenia is preparing its first comprehensive exhibition of about 50 selected items of Japanese weapons and armour from the museum's as well as several private collections in order to portray the warriors that once used them, the world they lived in, and the paths by which the legacy of the samurai reached the Slovenes.