Katana 日本刀（Japanese sword）
Japanese swords are one of the ancient Japanese weapons.
It is mainly used in Edo period by “samurais”.
Today, about Japanese swords.
Japanese sword is one of the most famous weapon in the world.
In the Edo period, the techniques to produce high quality swords are pursued and developed.
Japanese swords were considered to be the soul of the “samurai”.
“Samurais” are wished to use the high quality swords, because it was considered that Japanese swords are the soul of the “samurai”.
There are 2 features considered to western swords.
One is the beautiful tempered patterns in the blades.
And the other is longer hilts than western one and also they have metal piece called “tsuba” that protect the owner’s hands from enemies’ swords.
In Japan, you can experience forging iron.
In that event, you can learn the history of Japanese sword and unchanged manufacturing technology.
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