Image: Katana (Sword)

Katana (Sword)

Katana (sword), E76356 - Artist: Mutsu no Kami Kaneyasu Settsu no Kuni (now Osaka), Japan, 1644-1648

A masterpiece of craftsmanship in its own right, the 'Shirase Sword' remains a token of goodwill and friendship between two eminent men, as well as a powerful symbol of scientific cooperation across international boundaries.

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