BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1937@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090612T000000Z DTEND:20090920T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The samurai culture and code of conduct\,&nbsp\;<em>bushido</em >\, have long captivated the imaginations and aspirations of young and old in the Western world. More than just professional warriors\, Japanese sam urai of the highest rank were also visionaries who strove to master artist ic\, cultural\, and spiritual pursuits.\n\n<em>Lords of the Samurai</em>&n bsp\;takes an intimate look at the&nbsp\;<em>daimyo</em>\, or provincial l ords of the warrior class in feudal Japan. The Hosokawa clan\, powerful mi litary nobles with a 600-year-old lineage\, embodied this duality of fierc e warrior and refined gentleman.\n\nThe exhibition features more than 160 works from the Hosokawa family collection housed in the Eisei-Bunko Museum in Tokyo\, and from Kumamoto Castle and the Kumamoto Municipal Museum in Kyushu. Objects on view include suits of armor\, armaments (including swor ds and guns)\, formal attire\, calligraphy\, paintings\, tea wares\, lacqu erware\, masks\, and musical instruments.\n\nThe Asian Art Museum is the o nly U.S. venue for this exhibition.\n\nVisit&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.asi anart.org/Samurai.htm">http://www.asianart.org/Samurai.htm</a>&nbsp\;for m ore information SUMMARY:Lords of the Samurai Exhibition URL:/en/events/2009/06/12/lords-of-the-samurai-exhibition/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR