MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017 6:00PM
LECTURE: The Art of Japanese Armor: A Shokunin's (craftsman's) Perspective by Andrew Mancabelli
1026 Fifth Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets
New York, NY
Japanese armour is considered to be the apex of Japanese art because one suit can have components that employ all of the exalted Japanese arts. This talk will examine Japanese armour as a work of art and explain the different attributes and processes by which Japanese armour is made and restored. In addition, the shokunin's difficulties in the modern world, and the problems with preservation, restoration, and display will be discussed.
Andrew Mancabelli holds advanced degrees in Archaeology and currently specializes in the preservation of traditional culture and Japanese antiquities' identification and restoration. He is the only foreigner to have completed a traditional apprenticeship under a Japanese armoursmith and is one of only a handful of qualified Japanese armour restorers. He currently owns and operates a gallery in Japan where he focuses on restoration and advising museums, shrines, and temples in Japan and abroad. He has appeared on national television in Japan and is recognized as a traditional master craftsman.
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