Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire—The Will of the Shogun Screeningat Kimbell Art Museum: Kahn Building Auditorium
Cultivated Warriors of Japan Series:
Selected documentaries chronicle the rich history and sophisticated culture of Japan’s elite military class, with emphasis on their expertise in archery, swordsmanship, and horseback riding, as well as accomplishments in poetry, calligraphy, and connoisseurship. Expert commentary and lively reenactments explore the samurai’s code of virtues and spectacular pageantry, along with demonstrations by modern-day artisans and martial arts practioners. Offered in conjunction with Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.