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Learn about the construction, use, and spectacular design of the Japanese sword—known as the "soul" of the samurai—and its important place in the Japanese ethos.
This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department.
Free with Museum admission
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Download the current Free Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.
Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.
Enjoy collection highlight tours, garden tours, gallery talks, and other programs at The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
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