The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat techniques to popular sports or physical exercise tempering the body and spirit.

Budō is the Japanese term which is used to describe Japanese martial arts. The word Budō means martial ways. Martial ways refer to both the physical and spiritual aspects of the warrior.

The exhibition is on display at the National Museum of Jamaica located on East Street in downtown Kingston. It is a smaller exhibition than JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters from a few years back but just as enjoyable for those interested in learning about Japanese history and culture.