The Breathtaking Japanese Dragon (with paintings)

The Japanese Dragon   Japanese Dragon have appeared in the mythology since immemorial times. They are fascinating creatures with a much larger background than Western books and films often show. Asian dragons are closer to the figure of the gods. They are not simply beasts, but their powers and dimensions elevate some of them to […]

Top 10 Samurai Books You Should Read Before You Die

Top 10 Samurai Books Although what we receive most on social networks about katanas are queries about our swords, from time to time a very specific request pops up: “Do you have recommendations for samurai books?” It’s always a compliment to be asked this question, so we can have a good time giving recommendations of […]

This Is What Niku Sharpening Does to Your Sword

Is Niku Sharpening Good? The Niku sharpening is an everlasting topic when it comes to choosing the edge of a sword or knife. Today you’ll finally discover what’s it for and how does it affect your blade. Deciding what’s the best edge for a sword is like deciding how much sugar to put in your […]

The Samurai Philosophy, a Eye-Opening World

The Samurai Philosophy & Beliefs   The role that samurai philosophy & culture has had in laying the foundation for what is popularly associated with a Japanese style of thinking is undeniable. Despite the disappearance of the samurai as a social class, their heritage permeates all strata of Japanese society. Their legacy influences every house, […]

Hadori Polishing: What You Need To Know

Hadori Polishing: What You Need To Know Today we’ll talk about what makes hadori polish unique. The katanas and other samurai swords are some of the finest tools of war. Due to their complexity require many hours of work to create. Their complexity, efficiency, and ability to be customized made of them a unique weapon. […]

The Real History of the Ninjas

The True History of the Ninjas Experts have had a bad time when it comes to researching about ninja history. Ninjas, also known as shinobis, have always found themselves in the middle of a fine line. Films and novels have helped romanticize the figure of Japanese shinobi to the point where it becomes difficult to […]

Hamon in Katanas & Other Japanese Swords

Hamon in Katanas & Other Japanese Swords   When it comes to katanas as works of art, the Hamon is one of the main focuses. But to talk about these patterns we first need to take a look at the process that gives rise to it. In feudal Japan, swords were everything. Originally forged with […]

Samurai Death Poems That Will Take Your Breath Away

Samurai Death Poems   In this post, we’ll take a look at the fascinating art of Samurai death poems. In ancient Japan, the arts were highly valued. Writing, poetry, music, and theater were the ideal way for Japanese people to marvel at their surroundings. To look for meaning in things, and find their own place […]

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Explained (with examples)

The 7 Virtues of Bushido Today we will show the virtues of Bushido like never before. Those were violent times. The lands were being looted and destroyed. Men put on armor and prepared to fight their neighbors to death. The only law that prevailed was the law of the strongest. In the midst of the […]

How Much Do You Know About Shuriken?

Shuriken Not much documentation is available concerning Shuriken because it was a secretive art. The skill of throwing employed independent exponents. Its integration with other weapons might have caused some confusion as well. Moreover, instructions by main schools were heavily engrossed into deception. Hence, only information from scrolls, trusted students, and commoners appeared. These commoners […]