Merciless warlords and noble reformers serve as inspiration.
Want to make katana for a living? Hope you don’t mind not getting paid a single yen for the next five years.
One of Japan’s most beautiful and important katana is proving popular with history buffs and young ladies alike.
Unique design should be a hit with fashionistas and history buffs, and also hides a subtle anime cosplay secret.
Progressive samurai was denied his dream of crossing the ocean, but his tanto still made it to California.
With impressive moves like these, this is one maid you don’t want to double-cross.
Illustration and blade that inspired it to be shown together at Tokyo museum.
The beautifully designed metal replicas are modelled on real-life weapons that come with amazing historical stories.
Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.
Critics say that adding a katana to the insignia is offensively evocative of Japan’s World War II military aggression.
Forging a katana is extremely labor intensive, but it all comes together with a swift dunk in water to cool.
The forged steel accessories are taken from various parts of a blade created by a master swordsmith.
Sub-meter decorative swords just not cutting it for you? Try this method for legendary blades of up to 1.82 meters (6 feet) that won’t slice into your budget too much.
Fashion accessories will have you ready to turn heads, defeat foes.
Chic canvas carriers let you cut a playfully stylish figure.
Video’s first question is tough, but the second is almost impossible.
This ultra high-definition documentary is scheduled to come out this year. You can help support its production, and get some pretty cool things for doing so too!
Sanada Yukimura is among the most popular military leaders of medieval Japan. And now you can use his swords and spear to mangle all the paperwork you hate!
It’s been 20 years since the critically acclaimed Evangelion series first came to life on the small screen, and to this day it remains one of the most successful animated series to ever come out of Japan.
With such a dedicated legion of fans, the merchandising has been off the hook, with everything from burgers to lingerie and even a bullet train getting the Eva treatment. But amongst all this, there’s one special limited-edition range that’s really striking a chord with Japanese fans, as it takes the tough, sexy heroines of the series out of their futuristic battle cockpits and re-imagines them as katana sword-wielding ladies in kimono.
Japanese company Volks has been making Super Dollfie dolls for more than a decade. The ball-jointed doll-figures are designed to be fully customisable, with removable wigs, interchangeable appendages and resin parts that can even be sanded for reshaping.
One Super Dollfie fan has taken the concept of customisation to a whole new level by melding the cute doll parts with robot skeletons, which allows the dolls to dance, play violins, and take part in some awesome samurai-style katana swordplay.