23 November 2020
Contrary to popular assumptions, the tsuba is designed to protect the samurai’s hands by preventing them to from slipping down the hilt onto the...
22 October 2020
The word samurai means “one who serves” and refers to military groups which evolved in Japan around the 10th century to protect and expand their...
14 October 2020
Haruta school members who moved to the Kii region in the early Edo Period didn't just do some occasionale works; in fact they obtained permission to...
28 September 2020
Developed in Nara in the early Muromachi period (1333-1573), the Haruta school was certainly one of the most important centres for the construction...
03 September 2020
Those who approaches the world of the Japanese sword as a neophyte are immediately attracted by the charm of the "katana" as an object; an icon that...
25 June 2020
  The Japanese armor has undergone numerous transformations over the centuries. Despite this, there are constant distinctive characteristics, despite...

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