Themed Exhibit: “The Nakagawa Town Sword Exhibit”

Collaborative work of Hosokawa Yoshinori and Hosokawa Masanori, Tochigi Prefecture Designated Tangible Cultural Property

Exhibit Period

Friday, January 22 – Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (a national holiday)

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Museum closed

January 25, 2021; February 1, 8, 12, 15, 22, 2021

Admission Fee

Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


The Aoki Collection possesses eight sword-related items including long swords, medium-length swords and spears, but with the cooperation of town residents who own swords, we are able to host this large-scale exhibit. These swords have been loved and cherished as ‘family treasures’ passed from generation to generation down the long course of history to the present. Many of the swords in Nakagawa Town are family heirlooms, each with its own history and swordsmith-imbued exquisite shape, surface design and wave pattern of polished crystalline beauty which we will bring together into one exhibit, introducing Japan’s unparalleled iron culture.