Magic of urushi  
Ink and brush  
The Japanese armor, as we know it, was born between the 10th and the 11th Century as an evolution of more ancient prototypes made...
Handling art  
The helmet was the most difficult part of a samurai armor to make and was usually the work of a master armorer, who could...
Art of the Samurai Since the Heian period, samurai were granted lands from their lords after achieving success in battles, where...
Buddha's 1000 faces  
Taste of Japan  
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...
Japanese folding screens Japanese screens, known as byōbu, is a folding screen that is literally translated to “protection from...
The Japanese sword is probably the most perfect cold weapon ever produced by mankind. With few exceptions, it is curved and...
A samurai would often have, when wearing his armor, some accouterments which could indicate his role of leader, such as a scepter...
The tsuba is usually a round guard at the end of the grip of a Japanese sword. They contribute to the balance of the katana and...
Japanese arts and crafts   Our goal is to provide unique and rare items to serious collectors, museums, and galleries around the...

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