San Antonio Museum or Art

Gallery Talk: Koshirae: The scabbard, hilt and fittings of the Japanese sword by Robert R. Clemons, Ph.D. and N.B.T.H.K.

Gallery Talks


Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free.

Blade for a Wakizashi (Short Sword), attributed to Rai Kunitoshi, and Wakizashi Mounting Inlaid with Phoenixes

Japan, Kamakura period, second half of 13th century

Blade: Steel; Mounting: Wood, lacquer, shakudō, gold, ray skin, and silk

Private collection

Dr. Clemons will discuss the different elements of Japanese swords found in Lethal Beauty.