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Historical Event, Thu 21 Feb 2019, free entry

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Samurai Armour in Tokugawa Japan

Samurai Armour in Tokugawa Japan

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As some of the world’s leading authorities in their fields, our curators and conservators will present an exciting range of talks on subjects as varied as the death of Richard III to the secrets behind the making of the infamous Iraqi Supergun.

Samurai armour in Tokugawa Japan – form and function for a time of peace
Natasha Bennett – Curator of Oriental Collections
Investigating why armour was in such demand and remained synonymous with the identity of the samurai.

After centuries of tumultuous civil wars, the Tokugawa shogunate established dominion across Japan in the early 1600s. The new regime unified the country and entrenched rigidly controlled peace throughout the land for over 250 years. For members of the warrior class, the likelihood of becoming embroiled in warfare was dramatically diminished. Yet rather than dropping out of use, armour continued to be produced on an increasingly elaborate scale. Indeed, much of the Japanese armour now held in the Royal Armouries collection was manufactured during this time. This talk considers why armour was still in demand in such a becalmed environment, and remained synonymous with the identity of the samurai.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 21 Feb 2019 15:00 to 16:00

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Free entry

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    Contact

    Royal Armouries

    Address

    Armouries Drive,
    Leeds,
    LS10 1LT

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Royal Armouries Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 309329  Lat: 53.79187 Long: -1.53226

    By Road:
    From M621 turn off at jct 4 south Leeds. Follow signs for Leeds city centre then follow the brown tourist signs for the museum.

    By Public Transport:
    After leaving Leeds Railway Station, turn left onto City Square, the right along Boar Lane. Keep going until you are behind The Corn Exchange, and follow Assembly Street round until you reach The Calls. Cross over and pass 42 The Calls Hotel on your right, then cross over Leeds Centenery Footbridge. Over the bridge, walk across Brewery Wharf, past Jurys Inn and over Bowman Lane.. Armouries Drive is directly opposite, follow the signs for the musuem. The walk from Leeds Railway Station takes approximately 20 minutes, or 5 minutes in a taxi.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds City Station station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Visitor Attraction of the Year 2004. White Rose Tourism Award.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesBaby changing facilities

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls