Mori Shusui Museum of Art showcases works of fine art collected by Lead Chemical Co., Ltd. founded by Masao Mori.
“Shusui” means clear autumn water, which represents the clean, well honed nature of the Japanese sword. This name was selected because the museum has one of the greatest Japanese sword collections in the nation, and the museum’s logo symbolizes its signature “sword.”
Lead Chemical Co., Ltd. houses many Japanese swords and other nationally important cultural properties and art treasures such as paintings, Japanese pottery and calligraphy, including masterpieces of representative painters of Japanese modern art history such as Taikan Yokoyama and Gyokudo Kawai.
Historically, Toyama prefecture (Ecchu Province) was an important center of sword production, and home to famous sword smiths such as Norishige (a senior apprentice of Masamune), and Gou no Yoshihiro. The Uda Ha School of Sword Making actively produced swords during the Muromachi period. This museum’s collection of swords is designed to captivate your eyes and minds.
Have you ever witnessed the crafting of a Japanese sword? The quality of the polishing finish defines the beauty of the Japanese sword’s blade. Ichiro Youkai, the master sword polisher and award winner of this year’s contest, performs his excellent polishing skill at the MORI SHUSUI MUSEUM OF ART as listed below. You won’t want to miss seeing this exquisite Japanese craftsmanship.
MORI SHUSUI MUSEUM OF ART
The Lobby on the 2nd floor
(1) November 25, Sun 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 1st stage of the polishing procedure-
Remove damaging red rust from the blade
and refine the shape of the sword using the polishing stone.
(2) December 9, Sun 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 2nd stage of the polishing procedure-
Generate the unique and beautiful pattern of the sword with a fine abrasive stone.
Admission Fee Only
(Adult ¥1,000, High School Student ¥500, Children under 15 free)
*No appointment necessary
*This event is presented in Japanese only.
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.(admission until 5:30 p.m.)
Mondays, end of year/New Year holidays, and maintenance days
＊if a holiday falls on a Monday, the Museum will be closed the following day
High school students ￥500
Children under15 free
Groups（20 people or more）￥800
＊Prices subject to change
1-3-6 Sengokumachi, Toyama-City, Toyama 930-0066, Japan
Tel : +81-76-425-5700
[From Toyama Station]
▶By Tram (Loop line: Centram, Tram fare: ￥200)
About 10 minutes to "Ohte Mall" tram stop and 5 minute walk from "Ohte Mall" tram stop
▶By Tour around Toyama City Bus: Gurutto Bus(Southern route, Bus fare: ￥200)
About 7 minutes to “Mori Kinen Shusui Bijutsukan” bus stop
▶By Community bus: Maidohaya Bus (Central route, Bus fare: ￥100)
About 30 minutes to “Mori Kinen Shusui Bijutsukan” bus stop
▶By Foot 20 minute walk
[From Toyama I.C.]
▶By Car About 15 minutes via Route 41 from Toyama I.C. of Hokuriku Highway
▶Free parking space is available for up to 28 cars.