A few weeks ago we managed to slip by the Portland Art Museum to see a samurai exhibit . . .
In addition to samurai, there was also many other incredible pieces of art . . .
In the first room we found beautiful ancient Chinese statues …
This one was my very favorite . . .
It felt like an honor to be allowed to be this close to these pieces of work . . .
Another set that truly struck me was the Japanese paintings . . .
The trees . . .
The horses . . .
The gentle slops that show the wind constantly moving . . .
The samurai suits were too amazing to be real . . .
Very elaborate and in depth . . .
Each item had such careful stitching . . .
It must have taken forever to complete one of these . . .
From helmets . . .
And masks . . .
To shoes . . .
Even their horses had masks . . .
It was a remarkable experience . . .
Getting to witness this all in person . . .
Cheers ~ Marica