Dr. Robert Pontsioen knows more about it than the average movie-going yokel, though, and he’ll bring his scholarly edge to the CU Museum of Natural History tonight for a lecture on Cultured Warriors: The Enduring Legacy of the Samurai in Japanese Society, delivered in conjunction with the debut of What in the World?: Samurai, a new display of Japanese swords and Samurai artifacts in the museum’s paleontology hall.
“More than just fearsome warriors, the Samurai took pride in their mastery of the arts and were as comfortable practicing the tea ceremony or composing poetry as they were fighting battles,” Pontsioen notes.
The free lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, located on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder; get details at cumuseum.colorado.edu or call 303-492-6892.
Wed., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., 2014