Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

People Feb 18, 2018

Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

by Kazuki Odaira

A Swedish man has become an unlikely protector of ancient Japanese swords by learning the art of sword-crafting, despite numerous setbacks including the major earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto in 2016. Hans Koga, 45, also known as Hansuke Koga, lives in Nagomi, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is ...

'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 21, 2017

'A Brief History of the Samurai': offers thrilling take on Japan's ancient warrior class

by J.J. O'Donoghue

On reading Jonathan Clements’ brief history of the samurai, first published in 2010, you can’t help but see parallels with the recent blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones.” A Brief History of the Samurai, by Jonathan Clements.365 pages ROBINSON, Nonfiction. Clements’ recounts centuries of samurai power struggles, ...