Samurai. Sword. Katana. aren’t those the most-well-known Japanese words in world? I think so.

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Korehira Watanabe is one of the last remaining Japanese swordsmiths. He has spent 40 years honing his craft in an attempt to recreate Koto, a type of sword that dates back to theHeian and Kamakura periods (794-1333 AD). No documents remain to provide context for Watanabe’s quest, but he believes he has come close to creating a replica of this mythical samurai sword. (source Etsy international)

Amazing and inspiring. It is really great to see someone working to keep the culture and traditions alive in their art work. Thanks Etsy for sharing with us!


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  1. I need to have my 600 year old japanese sword repaired…any help in south florida or do I have to stop off in Japan before going home to thailand?

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