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New history of tameshigiri by Markus Sesko now available!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Culture, History | Comments Off on New history of tameshigiri by Markus Sesko now available!

Markus Sesko is a well-known specialist author and translator of Japanese...

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News Japan: 109 historic artifacts, half of them swords, missing or stolen

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on News Japan: 109 historic artifacts, half of them swords, missing or stolen

Dateline Japan, via the Asahi Shibumi “More than 100 historic items,...

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Japan’s NHK-TV’s “Real Samurai” documentary on Katori Shinto Ryu

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Culture, Video Slider, Videos, Weapons | Comments Off on Japan’s NHK-TV’s “Real Samurai” documentary on Katori Shinto Ryu

A production of Japan’s NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or Japan Broadcasting...

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Images of oldest existing manuscript on swords and swordsmiths in Japan, and more

credit: National Diet Library, Japan

Images of oldest existing manuscript on swords and swordsmiths in Japan, and more

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Featured, History | Comments Off on Images of oldest existing manuscript on swords and swordsmiths in Japan, and more

I’m very pleased to post this rarely-mentioned find, of interest to...

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In the News: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in In the News, Videos | Comments Off on In the News: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

via ABC News US   ABC US News | ABC Sports News   Armed with swords...

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In the News: A look at Russia’s medieval sword makers

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on In the News: A look at Russia’s medieval sword makers

via Russia and India Report “Russia was the first country in Europe...

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Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

Illustration via Wikipedia Commons

Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History | Comments Off on Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

The origins of modern test cutting descend from a much more violent era. ...

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