Daimyo, Lords of War in Japan at Paris Musée Guimet

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Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Elodie D. · Updated on 27 February 2018 at 13h56 · Published on 23 January 2018 at 15h13
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet devotes an exhibition – in partnership with Palais de Tokyo – to Daimyos’ armors and characteristics, these powerful governors who reigned over Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century. A collection of goods to be discovered from February 16 to May 13, 2018.

Have you ever heard about Daimyos? These feudal lords that used to rule most of Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century are the subject of an exhibition running from February 16 to May 13, 2018 offered by the Musée Guimet (MNAAG) and in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo.

An exceptional collection of armors, 33 all in all, coming from French collections no matter if they are private or public are displayed in two areas: the Hôtel Heidelback and the 4th-floor rotunda. Fabulous vestment – fabrics, helmets, weapons – accompany the presentation of this armors “related to the Japanese warrior imaginary”.

Through two big chapters, this collection offers to focus on the “expression of the warrior’s power and all-might” and takes visitors to “the fascination of a historical military fresco, playing the attire of power and the fame of the Japanese feudal lords”.

The exhibition continues at the Palais de Tokyo as part of a unique partnership through the collection of Japanese armors belonging to artists Georges Henry Longly. A collection that, as part of the Discorde, Fille de la Nuit season, plays with the omnipresent light, changing the perception visitors have of space. Two unique and perfect experiences to discover the rather wide history of Japan.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 16 February 2018 to 13 May 2018



    6, place d´ Iéna - 19, avenue d´ Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro : Boissière (L6) ou Trocadéro (L9)

    Tarif réduit: €8.5
    Plein tarif: €11.5

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    Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h

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