【Movie】What is katana ? -the soul of the samurai treasured as a work of art today-


Katana (Japanese sword) is a sword forged through an original method by as artisan called toko. It has a loose crescent moon shape, a curved single edge, and sharpness and endurance are superior. Katana are thought to be the soul of the samurai warrior, and they were a symbol of the samurai warrior society until the Edo Period (1603-1867), but after the Meiji restoration (1868-), possession of a katana became prohibited. Today they are treasured as works of art instead of weapons.

This movie may be useful for you to understand Katana.

Amazing Real Samurai Sword Technique

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