Samurai at Portland Art Museum

Museums

The Portland Art Museum has a pretty amazing exhibit of Samurai armor that runs until January 12, 2014.  Recently Sheri and I decided we needed a culture day and met at the museum. The first thing you see when you get in the main lobby are 3 Samurai on full size horses. The backdrop is pretty sweet.

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Aside from armor, the exhibit features other objects used by samurai like this saddle lacquered with embedded abalone (mother of pearl) shells.  Totally bling!

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The details on the armor is amazing. I was particularly interested in some of the fancy knot work.

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A few unique items caught my eye – a crazy helmet made from paper mâché, a battle fan, and the firefighter uniform below.

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The Portland Art Museum is free the  fourth Friday of every month 5-8pm, and the first full weekend of every month for Bank of America Card Holders. I head that this exhibit had a 2-3 hour wait this past weekend.

 

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