Tuesday, March 14, 2017
An army of Samurai have invaded the Phoenix Art Museum and word has it they are going to hang around until July 16th. Earlier this month, the art museum began a wonderfully dramatic exhibit of Samurai armor and other warrior regalia that will transport visitors back to a time when Japanese Samurai warriors were both revered and feared.
The collection belongs to Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller of Dallas Texas and includes more than 140 items.
This is called a Frontal Crest and sits atop a helmet. It's fashioned to look like a mythical animal, part bird and part fish.
This helmet is shaped like an "oni" demon from Japanese folk lore.
Tomorrow I'll show you some of the armor that is on display.