ABOUT SWORD
ABOUT KOSHIRAE

SWORD

It is said that the history of the Japanese sword begins from terminal (around 1100) in the days of peace.
Of course, there was the sword first, but the basic form of a stored sword does such an expression now because it was built in the days of peace from last years.

Half neighborhood of a stored Japanese sword was produced now after the Edo era.
Therefore, in the explanation of the Japanese sword, I use manners and customs / custom from the Edo era, these.
The Japanese sword is the weapon which only a samurai was able to possess except an exception.

The samurai always wore Japanese swords other than time when I took a bath in everyday life or to sleep.
When I took a bath, I put a sword in the bathhouse (the neighbor of the bathroom) and put a sword on a pillow again in the bedroom.

When sumarai visited the friend's house, I removed a sword from a waist by all means at the entrance, and oneself proved it to a partner if there was not hostility. Because the reason why I possess a massacre weapon (Japanese sword) is that it is considered that I always threaten partners.
When samurai left a sword at an entrance, depending on a place, I met, but it cannot have been possible at all for this without considerable trust in a thing with the danger.

Such an action is courtesy for a samurai, and it is Bushido. Only as for the tool which they possess a massacre weapon, but determine the sword, and kill a person is because is not it.

Samurai occasionally used the sword for a long-horned beetle, and KOUGAI attached to the case (KOSHIRAE) of the sword carried out the duty of the chopsticks that it was necessary to a meal.

Samurai possessed a celebrated sword of the each person pride to express a joke or the rank of the samurai of the then samurai. In other words the samurai of the upper class possessed a considerable celebrated sword. Those swords have been kept from generation to generation carefully until today by people.

The sword is honor of the samurais, and it is status as the samurai.
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