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East meets West: test-cutting resources for all

photo by Rick Gordon

East meets West: test-cutting resources for all

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

I’ve had a number of people ask me for suggestions for books or other resources on “how to do” tameshigiri /...

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Upcoming: The Japanese Sword – Evangelion Special

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Culture, Reviews, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

For those with an interest in either (or both) swordsmithing or  manga, the YouTube channel for The Japanese Sword, the video blog of...

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Tameshigiri: Bamboo cutting – There’s an app for that

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Culture, Reviews | 0 comments

Who would have thought?  There’s a free Android game app called Tameshigiri – Bamboo Cutting (sorry iPhone folk).  ...

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Tameshigiri at the movies

photo by Naoya Fujii

Tameshigiri at the movies

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Reviews, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

There are very few movie productions which feature scenes of tameshigiri. From the film maker’s perspective, perhaps this is...

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An academic look at the history of Tameshigiri

photo by Okinawa Soba

An academic look at the history of Tameshigiri

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Culture, Featured, History, Reviews | 0 comments

Dr. S. Alexander Takeuchi of the University of South Carolina is a leading research scholar on the history and culture of the nihonto...

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