10 October 2018
    The high esteem accorded to calligraphy in Japan is demonstrated not only by a large number of works of art which include scripts and writings...
26 September 2018
  Five facts about sōmen   Sōmen are masks for the samurai armor which cover the entire face. Here you are some unknown facts about them:     Most...
11 September 2018
Decorations for kabuto (samurai helmet) are called tatemono, literally "things that stand". they were used since the Heian period and for a long...
samurai Edo Japanese armor
06 September 2018
  Revival samurai armor Unlike European armor, which is usually formed from large plates, Japanese samurai armor is primarily made up of many small...
04 September 2018
It is a common idea that sword was the main weapon for a samurai during battle. This is actually not true, as it was used only as a last resort or in...
Tehen kabuto
16 July 2018
  On the great majority of Japanese helmets there is a hole, more or less large, that can leave puzzled those who do not know its origins. Why should...

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