The Spirit of the Budoh

Joint Exhibition of the Japan Foundation and the Museum of Ethnography on the occasion of "2009, Year of the Japanese-Hungarian Jubileum" 15/Aug/2009 - 6/Sep/2009
Over the course of the 20th century, the Japanese martial art known as Budo has enjoyed increasing popularity in the West for its perfection, as for its intellectuality and aesthetic appeal.


Modern forms of Budo, however, have deep roots in the past. The road from the development of various armed and hand-to-hand combat techniques (bujutsu) to a modern martial sport and method for the development of mind and body has been centuries long.

The Spirit of Budo acquaints the visitor with the major milestones involved through the display of original and reproduction weapons and accessories, the first section dealing with changes in weaponry from the 8th through the 19th centuries, and the second covering various forms and schools of study via the presentation of the equipment they involve.