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14 March 2018
Not many people know but in ancient Japan there was a lot of different class of warriors. From average soldiers to middle and high-class samurai....
samurai armor mask
01 March 2018
By the 14th century, masks were added to the Samurai armors to serve as a protection for the head and the face from cuttings. There are 4 types of...
10 October 2017
The Nihon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai (日本美術刀剣保存協会) (NBTHK) or Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords is an agency of the Japanese...
29 September 2017
  When we handle a signed Japanese work of art we tend to illude ourself that it has been made by a single person, the artist himself. This can...
20 September 2017
Between 1600 and 1615 Japan was unified under the Tokugawa shogunate and the capital was moved to Edo (Tokyo). A series of rules for the samurai...
14 July 2017
In Japan, art and antiques have been somehow subjected to certification by some authority for a very long time. The most common way of doing that was...


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