All About Japan

Explore the Process of Making Japanese Swords

After watching this short tutorial on how to make a katana, you may find yourself wanting to become a swordsmith!

Cursed Swords on Display at Kuwana Museum

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

Wear a Necklace Made from a Japanese Sword

These forged steel accessories are taken from various parts of a blade created by a master swordsmith.

Head to This Hotel if You're Keen on Katana

If you want to see Japanese swords and armor, and you don’t happen to have a time machine, usually you’ll need to head to a museum. However, we recently came across an astounding collection of katana not in any museum or gallery, but inside a hotel.

Legendary Katana Now On Display in Tokyo

The legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan's Five Swords Under Heaven, is now on display and is a hit with history buffs and video gamers alike.

Making the Old New Again

Got an old, rusty knife? Hand it over to Togitogi, the professional knife sharpener who smooths off the rust while making the blade razor-sharp!

Gifu Festival Celebrates 700 Years of Swords

Seki City in Gifu Prefecture has been forging samurai swords for over 700 years. On the second weekend of October every year, the Seki Cutlery Festival celebrates the region's long history of blade-making—and offers gorgeous works at discount prices!

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