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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...
25 June 2018
The Spartan yet ascetic culture of the samurai is beautifully summed up in the tea ceremony, one of the most meaningful expressions of the Zen...
19 June 2018
The years 1478–1605 are described as Sengoku jidai, the “warring states period”, a time of a nearly permanent state of war between the approximately...
Tachi koshirae
17 May 2018
      A daimyo's possessions fell generally into two categories: articles for official use (omote-dōgu) and for private use (oku-dōgu). Official...
Japanese armor helmet
16 May 2018
When were samurai armors produced?   The Japanese armor, as we know it, was born between the 10th and the 11th Century as an evolution of more...
14 May 2018
The manufacturing of Japanese urushi lacquer has always followed every aspect of the Japanese artistic handicraft. Water and heat resistant, it has...

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