Art After Work - Singles Get Together
Let’s meet together and enjoy Afterwork@Protected content
Enjoy the exhibition “Samurai. The Splendour of Japanese Chivalry” until 10pm and linger on in the Protected content
For these AfterworkKH evenings, the usual exhibition tickets apply. They can be purchased that day, or in advance at the Protected content as well as online.
Experience Japanese culture in all its facets: As part of the Afterwork events, there will be shodō and origami workshops by Japanese artist Nobuko Yasuda and green tea tastings.
If you already saw the exhibition and do not need to visit it again that night, you can also just stop by for a drink. Admission to the Protected content is free of charge. Enjoy the evening.
Even Protected content after the samurai culture was extinguished, its fascination remains undiminished. The samurai legends are tales of honour and discipline, unquestioning loyalty and absolute self-sacrifice – interwoven with betrayal, intrigue and brutal violence. For over Protected content , it was not the emperor who ruled Japan, but the shogun: as the leader of the ‘aristocratic warrior class’, he commanded millions of highly trained soldiers, who became the country’s political élite at an early stage in its history.
MASTERPIECES OF PRECISION
Exquisitely wrought of precious metals and sumptuous materials, the armour of the samurai was often an imposing status symbol, designed to inspire a sense of wonder. Nonetheless, its primary function was an efficient protective shield. After all, the quality of a warrior’s armour meant the difference between life and death. It protected him from his enemy’s weapons, afforded freedom of movement and made its wearer easily identifiable in the tumult of the battlefield. Armour was designed with a robust, flexible, lightweight construction, enabling its wearer to make the most of his fighting skills. Spectacular embellishments with demons, mythical creatures or wild beasts were intended to fill the enemy with dread. Delicate flourishes with auspicious symbols of glory and victory or Buddhist deities were supposed to provide supernatural protection.
Looking forward to meeting you. :)
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