2015/05/01 – “Battlefield Koshirae”!

Success in battle not only meant the acquisition of personal honor, but also obtaining territory and land, which might eventually become a province in its own right, ensuring the prosperity of generations to come.

This “Kassen Koshirae” is inspired by medieval Japanese battlefields. The Fuchi/Kashira is decorated with an arrowhead, a symbol of the bow and arrow which was the primary weapon at the time. The Menuki features a banner which was used to tell friend from foe in the midst of the chaos of battle, and the Tsuba also features a lively battlefield theme. This sword represents the tension and presence of warriors who dedicated their lives success in the fields of war.

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