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Check Out These Stylish and Luxurious “Samurai Watches” From Japan!

Japan is notable for its luxury watches and is home to many high-end watch brands such as Seiko and Citizen. However, apart from those, did you know that you can also find exceptional watchmakers in Japan? They produce some amazing masterpieces that you would surely want to have in your watch collection. Check out one…

Become a Ninja in Osaka On a Training and Sightseeing Cruise

Ninja is a word that has made it around the world. These mystical ancient warriors that would crawl like spiders to the rooftop and enter their enemy’s house as quiet as a mouse. On a trip to Osaka, you can put yourself in a ninja’s shoes and experience a cruise of the city to see…

Witness Sword-Wielding Warriors at the World Samurai Summit 2016 in Aichi

Armored knights have assembled. The noble samurai battle is commencing. The main stronghold is under siege. Have you marked your calendars to witness this annual event? The World Samurai Summit 2016 is a two-day event set to happen on November 19 and 20, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at Nagakute City of Aichi Prefecture. It’s a…

Everything You Know About the Samurai Is Wrong?

Many years ago, in high school, I was a total otaku. I loved JRPGs, anime, and most of all samurai. I have always loved the idea of a lonely warrior who can match wits as well as blades. So, naturally I fell in love with anime such as the classic Ruroni Kenshin series, and when…

Check Out the Impressive Swordsmanship of ”Modern Samurai” Isao Machii

Isao Machii is a Japanese Iaido master who also holds several Guinness World Record titles. Iaido is a traditional Japanese Sword Martial Art so you could call Isao Machii a modern day samurai. Isao learned this sword art from the age of 5. thehypedgeek.com/ “Most martial arts sword cuts to one mat (Suegiri)” youtube.com/ Isao…

Learn to Make Your Own Knife from a Japanese Swordsmith

The Japanese sword or “katana” is one of the most iconic images of Japan around the world and the masters who make these weapons in the traditional way are becoming increasingly rare. In Gifu, however, you can spend the day with a government certified master swordsmith and even try your hand at the forge as…

The 3 Most Popular Traditional Japanese Swords

Japan is a country popular for its swords. Swords vary in size, shape, functionality and style of manufacturing. Each period produced a different type of sword. The ancient swords were seen during the Jokoto(上古刀)period while newly-made swords flourished in the Shinto(新刀)period Among these, there are only 3 types of swords which became very popular: katana,…

Katana, the Finest Sword of All

The legendary Japanese sword, katana, is classified as the finest sword in the world. You may ask yourself what are the reasons for that. Just like you and me, some researchers have been wondering the same thing. From many years ago until now, scientists from prestigious universities in Europe and the U.S have engaged in…

A Slash Through History: The Katana

Although it would look awesome in the kitchen, the following item is meant for much more: the traditional Katana. As one of the most famous swords of all time, it has a lot of history on its beautifully curved back. Let’s take a look. The Katana is one kind of the traditional swords in Japan.…
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