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Samurai Katana Sword History

Samurai Katana Sword History

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Samurai Sword history and Tips
The swords are often divided by age: jokoto ("ancient swords") - 795 koto ("old swords") 795 - 1596 shinto ("new swords") 1596 - 1624 shinshinto ("new new swords") 1624 - 1876 gendaito ("contemporary swords") 1876-1953 shinshakuto ("modern swords") 1953 ?Oldest swords on record in Japan are the two that were sent as a present to queen Himeko from China during Wei-dynasty in 240 a.d. In 280 a.d. many more iron swords were imported from China to Japan. Katana is the most famous Japanese samurai sword. Japanese Bushidoo
Samurai Sword history and Tips
The swords are often divided by age: jokoto ("ancient swords") - 795 koto ("old swords") 795 - 1596 shinto ("new swords") 1596 - 1624 shinshinto ("new new swords") 1624 - 1876 gendaito ("contemporary swords") 1876-1953 shinshakuto ("modern swords") 1953 ?Oldest swords on record in Japan are the two that were sent as a present to queen Himeko from China during Wei-dynasty in 240 a.d. In 280 a.d. many more iron swords were imported from China to Japan. Katana is the most famous Japanese samurai sword. Japanese Bushidoo

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Samurai Katana Sword History & Tips
By Handmadesword.com PR Dept.http://www.handmadesword.comHandmadesword.com, the wholesale Japanese sword House All Rights reservedSamurai SwordsThe swords are often divided by age: jokoto ("ancient swords") - 795 koto ("old swords")795 - 1596 shinto ("new swords") 1596 - 1624 shinshinto ("new new swords") 1624 -1876 gendaito ("contemporary swords") 1876-1953 shinshakuto ("modern swords") 1953?Oldest swords on record in Japan are the two that were sent as a present to queenHimeko from China during Wei-dynasty in 240 a.d. In 280 a.d. many more iron swordswere imported from China to Japan. Katana is the most famous Japanese samurai sword.Japanese BushidooBushido-Way of Warrior Bushido Believes: Benevolence, Love, Sincerity, Honesty, Self-Control and Stocism. Bushido had been developed in samurai society that started fromthe Kamakura period (1192-1333), and ripened at the Edo period (Tokugawa Shogunateera, 1603-1868). Bushido is a strict code that entailed concepts such as loyalty to one'smaster, respect and self-discipline, overall ethical behavior. Bushido comes fromBuddhism, Zen and Confucianism.1) The Buddhist concept of reincarnation and rebirth led samurai to abandon torture andneedless killing, while some samurai even gave up violence altogether and becameBuddhist monks after realizing now fruitless their killings were. Some were killed as theycame to terms with these realization in the battlefield.2) Zen meditation became an important teaching due to it offering a process to calm one'smind.3) The most defining role that Confucianism played in samurai philosophy was to stressthe importance of the lord-retainer relationship; this is, the loyalty that a samurai wasrequired to show his lord. Confucianism is one of the three traditional Chinese religions.Here are some of the most important principles of Confucianism: Humanity, Loyalty,Morality and Consideration.

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