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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Sammyrai warrior throws 1st pitch before Tigers-Astros game Reply with quote
What is this doing in this forum? Well, because it's being done to promote the “Samurai: Beyond the Sword” exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Gotta love that dead-on accurate armor that several articles covering this mentioned. Hope it's not representative of the quality of the exhibit.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, that's awful. A friend of mine who lives in Detroit had brought this up to me (the exhibit, not the baseball) and all I could think about was talking with Trevor about how bad most museums are. Sigh.

http://www.dia.org/calendar/exhibition.aspx?id=3923&iid= is the exhibit website.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
At least there's no mention of 'sammyrai expert' Stan Sakai being involved like in a couple of other recent museum shows.

I'm picking up a couple of their books on the exhibit for the same reason you brought up Trevor-just to see if they did their homework.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I wonder how many Edo and Meiji pieces it'll claim were actually worn to battle... Or 20th century pieces totes owned by real sammyrai, for that matter.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
All of the armor was attributed to the Edo period (except one Muromachi helmet) and the scholarship for the exhibit actually looks solid. There are quite a few kawari kabuto that were probably 'enhanced' for Western collectors in Meiji/20th century. Some scroll paintings and screens in their "Japanese Art at the Time of the Samurai" volume also are using outdated information (misidentifying who the subject is, when Japanese sources as common as Rekishi Gunzou are using the correct/up-to-date info). Still, much better than the usual Western museum exhibit on samurai culture. Too bad they couldn't have done better for "Mr. Baseball, Sam Rye", although I thought the fur-tufted catcher's shin guards were a nice whimsical touch.
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