The Nagoya Japanese Sword Museum "Nagoya Touken World", scheduled to open in Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, in June 2020, will be the largest Japanese sword museum in Japan. It will have up to 200 Japanese swords on permanent display, including Important Cultural Properties and Important Art Objects. It will also exhibit around 50 suits of Japanese armor. In addition to this large-scale exhibit, it is also preparing spaces for experiencing cutting-edge composite experiential media. The museum aims to become a new place in Nagoya where “Anyone can enjoy Japanese culture.”
Opening in June 2020!
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The Nagoya Japanese Sword Museum "Nagoya Touken World" combines three types of exhibits: （1） the real （an exhibit of actual items of interest）, （2） the virtual （a presentation of the Touken World website）, and （3） the digital（media experiences）. In addition to exhibiting such items of high artistic value as Japanese swords, Japanese armor, yari（spears）, naginata（pole swords）, and hinawajuu（matchlock guns）, the museum has also allotted space for cutting-edge composite experiential media. It also promotes the idea of creating places where anyone can enjoy Japanese culture—spaces that incorporate elements of interactions and entertainments.
Preserving Japanese culture,
connecting with the future
Displays of a variety of Japanese swords and armor
An enjoyable experience of cutting-edge media, which anyone can enjoy
Sakae 3-35-42, Naka-ku, Nagoya,
Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
Here we introduce some of the Japanese swords, suits of Japanese armor, and hinawajuu（matchlock guns）which are going to be exhibited at the Nagoya Japanese Sword Museum "Nagoya Touken World".
Exhibited items vary by dates.
Numerous Japanese swords are exhibited, including tachi and uchigatana long swords of every age.
This section introduces ho blades that are attached to the tip of a spear.
This section introduces blades that form part of naginata pole sword.
Muromachi period （1336–1573）
This section introduces koshirae（sword mountings）are used to hold the blade of a Japanese sword when it is being worn or stored.
This section introduces suits of Japanese armor complete with a kabuto helmet and yoroi armor.
This section introduces matchlocks that were used in battle fields after the Warring States Period.
This section introduces Jingasa（hats）that were worn by samurais when traveling or encamped instead of a helmet
This section introduces abumi（stirrups）that were used to hold the foot of a rider
This section introduces ukiyo-e（pictures）that drew famous historical battles or worriers connected with Japanese swords.
This section introduces works of pictorial art and calligraphy written by famous samurai worriers.
This is the website of the virtual Japanese sword museum Touken World, where we present many engaging aspects about Japanese swords. The Touken World website has lots of information on Japanese swords, including a search function for pictures of swords, basic knowledge, etc. We present Japanese swords not only as historical weapons, but also as objects of beauty and fascination. In the pages of this website, there are the original Touken characters of the six ages, from the Heian period (795-1192) to the Edo period (1603-1867), when production was most prevalent. Seeing Touken characters of these different periods, one can perhaps sense the cultural background of the respective ages. Japanese swords are an integral part of Japanese culture-a culture to be proud of among the cultures of the world. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with Japanese swords at Touken World.View More▼