Tools for making traditional japanese swords (wakizashi, katana, tanto, tachi etc). Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.
Tools for making traditional japanese swords (wakizashi, katana, tanto, tachi etc). Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.

In his books & DVDs, Hatsumi Sensei always makes clear that he discovered many things around the world, mentioning other author, events happened etc, that’s why, I think our Taijutsu is very complete, and always modern. Besides that, his deep background of japanese culture bring us to the past. It requires us an understading on this (within our possibilities). What is clear for me now is that Budo Taijutsu is deeply grounded on japanese culture. Without looking for other japanese arts, for instance, it is complicated to go deeply on Budo.

With this in mind, beyond the training, people look for other sources in order to understand more about japanese history and culture. I found the Japanese Sword Museum at Tokyo, a place that I visited and liked. There you found modern swords made by swords craftsmanship that uses ancient methods. Nowadays, Japanese swords world is surrounded by science. It has specific methods, language, variables etc.  It is really different from de past, but motivated patterns, and common understanding. It is going to be a fine art like others in Japan.

Tools for making traditional japanese swords (wakizashi, katana, tanto, tachi etc). Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.
Tools for making traditional japanese swords (wakizashi, katana, tanto, tachi etc). Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.

I recommend you to visit. On entrance you see many tools to make Japanese traditional swords, and boards with explanation about it. Inside the museum I could not take pictures (was not permitted). However, you will find many nice tsubas (sword protection for hands), several swords between Katanas and Tachi. Also, you will find Tantos (knifes), history description, and material to purchase. They have many books, and DVDs to sell. I bought some of them, and will share information with you in what I am studying and working.

With this in mind, beyond the training, people look for other sources in order to understand more about japanese history and culture. I found the Japanese Sword Museum at Tokyo, a place that I visited and liked. There you found modern swords made by swords craftsmanship that uses ancient methods. Nowadays, Japanese swords world is surrounded by science. It has specific methods, language, variables etc.  It is really different from de past, but motivated patterns, and common understanding. It is going to be a fine art like others in Japan.

I recommend you to visit. On entrance you see many tools to make Japanese traditional swords, and boards with explanation about it. Inside the museum I could not take pictures (was not permitted). However, you will find many nice tsubas (sword protection for hands), several swords between Katanas and Tachi. Also, you will find Tantos (knifes), history description, and material to purchase. They have many books, and DVDs to sell. I bought some of them, and will share information with you on what I am studying and working, step-by-step in this blog.

More information about this museum you find at: http://www.touken.or.jp/english.

If you want real swords (shinken) for collection or training to purchase, I recommend you some specialists:  http://www.touken-katsu.com.

Bufu ikkan!

At Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.
At Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo. 2013.
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