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In association with Tokyo National Museum This comprehensive exhibition at Tokyo National Museum focuses on one of the most celebrated Japanese icons – the samurai. There will be a variety of head to toe armour from different eras on display, some are actual specimens from the past while others are modern reproductions. The main function of the armour is to protect these elite warriors in battle; however, it also denotes rank amongst the samurai generals. More importantly, these samurai armour are an exquisite work of art that showcases fine craftsmanship. As this is a family show, you can expect kid-friendly description displays. Don’t miss the interactive area on the first floor, where you get to touch an armour and try on a helmet. On Friday and Saturday From July 19 to August 31, you’ll also get to try on a replica armour for ¥1,000. Held from 11am to 4.30pm (registration from 10.50am), this experience is limited to 22 participants per day on a first come, first served basis. There will also be a special session on Sunday August 4 just for children under 18.