Minneapolis museum purchases a rare Tokugawa armor for $602,500


Talk about added attractions! Even as the US economy is slowly coming out of its recession phase, the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts has made a big investment. They are now proud owners of a rare Tokugawa-era suit of armor. Acquired from a Japanese museum, this iron, leather, lacquer and gold made armor suit was a part of the Japanese treasury till 1927. It is said to be created in early 1600s in Kii Province, south of Kyoto and was acquired for $602,500 by the Minneapolis museum.
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