Header Ads

The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts Exhibition Opens at the National Museum this August

The Japan Foundation, Manila and The National Museum of the Philippines in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to present the international traveling exhibition The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts Exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of the Philippines from August 10 to September 30, 2018. Admission is free.



The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

In this exhibition, audiences may learn about the brief history of Japanese martial arts – from traditional battlefield combat techniques (Bujutsu) to popular sports or physical exercise tempering body and spirit (Budô), through originals and reproductions of historical weapons such as arrows, suits of armor, helmets, and other martial arts gear. Also included in the exhibition are materials and photo panels of popular sports and physical exercises such as Kendo, Judo, Sumo, and more. Prior to its exhibition in Manila, it has been shown in countries such as Peru, Canada, and Brazil. 

The exhibition is also in line with the objectives of the National Museum to present the artistry and artifacts which embody not just the cultural heritage of the Philippines, but also of Asian cultures such as Japan, in order to create a dialogue about their similarities, differences, connections and intersections. 


Related Events with the Exhibitions

With a strong interest in Japan’s martial arts and Samurai culture in the Philippines, the exhibition will coincide with exciting related events. The Japan Foundation, Manila brings one of the greatest films ever made – legendary Director Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (七人の侍) to be screened at the UP

Film Center – Cine Adarna leg of EIGASAI in August. Other events include free demonstrations and workshops of Karate, Judo, Kendo and Arnis in collaboration with Karate Pilipinas, Inc., Philippine Judo FederationIGA Kendo Club Philippines and Amato Arnis Classic Combat Martial Arts Organization of the Philippines.


Schedule and Venue The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts Exhibition opens to the public on  August 10 to September 30, 2018. 

The exhibition is on view at Galleries XXVII and XXVIII of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum. Museum Hours are from 10am to 5pm daily except on Mondays and holidays. 



SPECIAL EVENTS:
EIGASAI x The Spirit of Budo Film Screening 
SEVEN SAMURAI
1954 | 207 min | Drama | Monochrome | 35 mm
Directed by: KUROSAWA Akira
Cast: MIFUNE Toshiro, SHIMURA Takashi, KIMURA Isao

August 15, Wednesday, 7:15 pm
August 17, Friday, 7:15 pm
UP Film Institute, UP Diliman
FREE ADMISSION on a first-come, first-served basis.
Arnis Demonstration and Workshop
With Amato Arnis Classic Combat Martial Arts
Organization of the Philippines
The National Museum Auditorium
August 25, Saturday, 10:00 am
FREE ADMISSION. For reservations, email nm.finearts@gmail.com.
Kendo Demonstration and Workshop
With IGA Kendo Club Philippines
The National Museum Auditorium
September 1, Saturday, 11:00 am
FREE ADMISSION. For reservations, email spiritofbudomanila@gmail.com.

Judo Demonstration and Workshop
With Philippine Judo Federation
The National Museum Auditorium
September 8, 2018 Saturday, 11:00 am
FREE ADMISSION. For reservations, email spiritofbudomanila@gmail.com.
* Please note that event details are subject to change. 
 
For more information and updates follow facebook.com/jfmanila or email spiritofbudomanila@gmail.com.


Visit My Blogs:
Products Blog The Life Trends Online Magazine Otaku Cosplay PH  BizH2o

Follow me on:
Facebook Twitter: @shenbrood Instagram: shenbrood Tumblr Google+

No comments

Powered by Blogger.