Genpei Wars: Siege and Betrayals

Sieges and Betrayals The conflicts between the Taira and Minamoto families are some of the most significant in Japanese history. Not only did they mark a before and an after in a way of doing politics, but the conflicts that derived from them began a crack of loyalties that in time would only grow. While […]

Genpei Wars: The Great Defense

Genpei Wars: The Great Defense The Genpei wars was a national civil war that happened during the end of the Heian period in Feudal Japan. After the events of the Heiji rebellion in 1160 in which two of Japan’s most powerful clans, the Taira and the Minamoto, fought to gain influence over the Imperial Court, […]

The Legend of Masamune

The Legendary Blacksmith Masamune Masamune is one of the most renowned blacksmiths in medieval Japan for creating some of the most beautiful swords in history. During the 13th century there was a master swordsman who stood out from the rest. A blacksmith whose creations were so characteristic that he did not need to sign them, […]

Overview of the Japanese Samurai Throughout History: Principles, Weapons, Battles and Aftermath

Overview of the Japanese Samurai The Japanese Samurai, members of the country’s most powerful and prominent military caste, were originally provincial warriors. This was before they rose to power during the 12th century. It was also the beginning of the country’s first military dictatorship, the Shogunate. As servants under the Daimyo, these warriors backed up […]

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle: Dan-no-Ura

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle The Dan no Ura is the continuation of the Taira and Minamoto clans series of battles that starts at Ichi-no-Tani. It comprises the grand Genpei War of the rich Japanese history. It has been weeks after Yoshitsune came back to Kyoto. This was after Taira was defeated at Ichi-no-Tani and fled […]

Nodachi Sword – The Great Battlefield Sword History

The Great Battlefield Sword – The Japanese Nodachi In history, the samurai warriors fought on the battlefield wielding different types of deadly swords. The most famous one was the katana, yet there were other notable blades that were used. One of these was the nodachi which was known as a field sword. The Nodachi was […]

Where to Buy Samurai Swords Using Bitcoin

Where to Buy Samurai Swords Using Bitcoin If you are a serious sword collector and are wondering where to buy Katana using Bitcoin we at Katanasforsale.com gives you the chance of buying swords using BTC and other crypto currencies. In case you are not familiar with it, Bitcoin and other similar forms of virtual currencies […]

Iaido – The Japanese Martial Art

What is Iaido? and Which type of sword should you use? Iaido is a martial art that involves the use of Japanese long sword: the Katana. The goal is to perform with a smooth and efficient motion as possible. When it comes to Iaido sword there are several contenders for this from Iaito to Shinken. […]