Yamabuki’s Sword — historic blade from her era and her swordmaker Noel Perrin

Yamabuki’s Sword — historic blade from her era and her swordmaker

Old swords are rare, even in a country as obsessed with them as Japan. Giving Up the Gun, Japan’s Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879, traces the significance of the sword in Japanese society. Many of us picture Japan as a country of swords-only, but that was not always so. Films such as Ran show samurai …

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