samurai

How did samurai swords and armor evolve over time?【Part 2】【Photos】

We’re back for another look at how the arms and armor of samurai developed, and this time we learn why they ditched their otachi for uchigatana.

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How did samurai swords and armor change over time?【Part 1】【Photos】

Samurai fought on the field of battle for a thousand years, and during that time their arms and armor went through a fascinating evolution.

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59-year-old Japanese master swordsman shows off awesome two-sword samurai slash【Video】

Kyoto swordsmanship teacher was asked to replicate video game attack.

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Swords of famous samurai reborn as beautiful kitchen knives from Japan’s number-one katana town

A fierce warlord, a visionary reformer, and a Shinsengumi officer are all standing by to help you get dinner ready.

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Samurai backpacks from Kyoto combine lamellar tradition, awesome style, and modern functionality

Craftsmen in Japan’s ancient capital put time-honored techniques to use for contemporary bags, wallets, and more.

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This hotel has one of the coolest katana collections in Japan, and admission is totally free【Pics】

Centuries of samurai history are on display, and we’ll teach you what to look for in appreciating the beauty of a Japanese sword.

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Looking for a hotel in Japan? Skip the ryokan and stay in this castle instead!

Seaside stronghold in Nagasaki is looking for guests, and might let you stay for free.

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Modern samurai fashion brand Wazigen Shizukuya’s summer collection makes old-meets-new splash

The latest summer collection of our favorite modern samurai kimono offers a range of functionally fashionable garments.

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Japanese artists anthropomorphise national flags into samurai characters for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

See what your country and national flag look like as a samurai warrior!

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A visit to Japan’s cat beautiful, quirky, and touching cat temple, Unrinji【Photos】

Often-overlooked temple in one of Japan’s most best sightseeing towns was inspired by the story of a deeply devoted samurai cat.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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Samurai Bottle Helmets are here to fiercely and elegantly adorn your bottles of booze

These sleek ornaments are perfect for a history buff interested in legendary warriors of the Sengoku period of Japanese history.

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Modern samurai fashion advances into spring with new releases from Shibuya’s Wa Robe

Updated hanten coats and hakama pants for men and women are ready for your next fashion campaign.

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Talented illustrator gives cast of Dragon Ball characters amazing samurai warlord makeovers

We never thought a sword-wielding Goku and ninja Trunks would look so cool.

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Kamakura Warrior Tour now offering T-shirts that are the spitting image of real samurai armor

Now’s your chance to snag a samurai armor-inspired T-shirt during your next visit to Kamakura, a beautiful day trip destination from Tokyo.

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Japanese samurai swords unsheathed for martial arts event but not everything goes to plan 【Video】

Video compilation goes viral for capturing some stunning slices and surprising fails.

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Samurai C-3PO is the Japanese warrior droid we’ve all been waiting for

Complete with gold armour and topknot.

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New samurai jackets, shirts and pants bring traditional Japanese fashion back to the streets

Designed and made in Japan by experienced kimono makers, this new collection comes with a host of cool hidden extras.

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New line of modern samurai fashion for fall/winter will make you warm and cool

Whether you’re going completely old school or just want a touch of swordsman chic, Japanese fashion label Trove has you covered.

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Food fight(ers)! Japanese artist turns food samples into fantastic instant noodle samurai

These plastic warriors are trawling for a brawling, cruising for a bruising, and sampling for a trampling.

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