mitsui museum

Kinda crappy weather, but Hiroko and I walked through Ginza and down to Nihonbashi to check out the Mitsui Memorial Museum. Three hundred years ago the Mitsui family started up a simple shop and that grew into one of the largest enterprises in Japan. The Mitsui family felt one of their duties was to preserve the finest of cultural artifacts for all, and the personal collections of the various Mitsui branches have been brought together under the museum.
The museum itself is small, occupying the top floor of the brilliant bank originally build early in the 20th century. But the collection is stunning; pottery, scrolls, swords...anything and everything, with several national treasures.
After the exhibition we hit DPNYC, swung by the dojo so that I could grab my sword, and headed home.

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