Samurai exhibition opens Sunday at Detroit museum

By: The Associated Press
March 7, 2014 Updated: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

DETROIT (AP) — An exhibition devoted to the samurai of Japan will open Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"Samurai: Beyond the Sword" runs through June 1. It takes a look at Japan's elite samurai, who sought balance between military and cultural pursuits.

Among the artworks are helmets, masks and paintings of Buddhist and Chinese figures, as well as scenes of battles, Noh theatre costumes and illustrated classical literature on screen and scroll paintings.

Tickets to the exhibition are $16 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 17, and free for DIA members.



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