MANILA, Aug. 11 (PIA) – The National Museum of the Philippines and the Japan Foundation opened to the public yesterday, August 10, 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 in Manila.
According to the National Museum, 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.
The exhibition also included materials and photo panels of popular sports and physical exercise such as Kendo, Judo, Sumo, and more. Prior to its exhibition in the Manila, it has been shown in countries such as Peru, Canada, and Brazil.
The Spirit of Budô exhibit is also part of the month-long celebration of the Philippine-Japan Friendship Month in July, together with diverse cultural events such as the 21st Japanese Film Festival (EIGASAI), Literature Talk by Yoko Tawada, and the Travel Madness Expo 2018: “Visit Japan” Booth.
With 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 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, and Kendo in collaboration with the Philippine Karate National Team, the Philippine National Judo Team, and IGA Kendo Club Philippines.
The exhibit will run until September 30, 2018. Admission is free. For inquiries and more updates, please visit http://facebook.com/jfmanila or www.jfmo.org.ph. The National Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 5pm. (PIA-NCR)
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