swords

Want to become a swordsmith? Apprenticeship opens in Japan, but the fine print might shock you

Katana-making apprenticeship sparks debate on controversial conditions. 

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An A.I. program designed a katana, then a 15th-generation Japanese swordsmith made it【Photos】

Modern technology intertwines with 400 years of swordsmithing skills.

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You can get a custom-made katana and a tax discount by donating to this Kyoto city【Photos】

Newly forged young swordsmiths open up their own forge in Kyotango.

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Missing 700-year-old national treasure katana found in Australia【Video】

Katana was gifted to shrine by samurai lord two centuries ago, but has been missing for decades.

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Famous Japanese sword becomes tiny sweets knife in order to slice into matcha pound cake

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Ashikaga City in Tochigi with these fun commemorative goods.

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Authentic Japanese sword letter openers available through crowdfunding

Live by the sword, open mail by the sword.

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Cosplay-friendly interior design — Japanese cosplayer shows off crazy apartment entryway

Most Japanese apartment entryways are filled with shoes, but this one is filled with something else.

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Genuine Muramasa blade and Muromachi katana on display at Tokyo’s Touken Ranbu store【Photos】

The game/anime franchise about anthropomorphized Japanese swords is offering a chance to see some real ones.

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Demon Slayer Nichiren Blades ready for new duty: Slicing through your sweets as dessert knives

Power of the Demon Slayer Corps’ arsenal harnessed in kashigiri form.

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Sephiroth in real life? How to unsheathe a massive 6.8-foot samurai sword

It’s not every day you get to see moves like this outside of anime and video games.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana now on display in Tokyo【Photos】

Swordsmith who’s certified cultural asset of Japan forges anime ronin’s iconic weapon.

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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Mini samurai sword scissors are here to help you slice paper and plastic foes to pieces【Photos】

This is how Oda Nobunada and the Shinsengumi would remove the tags from their T-shirts.

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Katana that shoot flames are real in amazing Japanese artist’s video series【Videos】

Swords that slash with arcs of fire are possible in real life, and awesome.

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Crowdfunded samurai sword-inspired kitchen knives now available for general sale

Now anyone can pretend to use Oda Nobunaga’s sword to cut onions!

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade sword to be displayed in Tokyo

The sakabato’s journey brings it to Japan’s eastern capital, just like the anime swordsman’s did.

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Japan’s legendary Brother Katana might not be brothers after all? Investigating the mystery【Pics】

Two of Japan’s most beautiful blades are said to be linked at birth, but a closer look makes some scholars think twice.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Historical katana dessert knives turn your sweet snacks into a delicious duel【Photos】

One of Japan’s best katana-collection museums recreates its swords in miniature form for you to cut up your desserts with.

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Heavy rain falls in Tokyo on day emperor is presented with Sword of Heavenly Gathering Clouds

New emperor’s rainy enthronement ceremony takes place at Imperial Palace while the sword’s regular home experiences blue skies and sunshine.

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