Samurai Dandyism

Today I went to the Hayashibara Museum of Art, next to Okayama Castle, to see an exhibit called 「武士のダンディズム」. The exhibit showed how fuedal lords and samurai from the Edo period spent a lot of money and effort to personalize their armor and swords. There was not much fighting in Japan during the Edo period, so the warriors had more time to look good, instead of training and fighting all of the time. 

It was my first time to go to the Hayashibara Museum, it wasn't so big, but it was nice. The exhibit will run until the 15th of this month, if you are interested in going.

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