Link 28 Aug 3 notes A bit of fun for my fellow historians, martial artists, military experts, sword enthusiasts, blacksmiths and men at arms ect! »

essence-of-nightshade:

What I would like to know is IF wearing swords was still sociably acceptable in today’s “civilized” society.

1. Which type/style/period etc. would you choose to carry?

2. Why? Wether it be for cultural/heritage reasons or practicality in the style of combat used to wield it or simply because…

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1-2-punch said: Well done. Too much good stuff. I look forward to using your quotes, images, and resources as a source for my own inspiration. Thank you, keep it up!

^_^ I try, I guess that’s all we can do in the end; is keep trying.

Text 8 Aug 2 notes

dvstok said: Bujinkan?

Sure am

Photo 1 Aug 4 notes New addition to the family, I was a bit disappointed with the thickness of the blade and that the handle isn’t a hardwood but oh well. I will at some point in the future be adding a weighted chain to turn it into a Kasari-Gama

New addition to the family, I was a bit disappointed with the thickness of the blade and that the handle isn’t a hardwood but oh well. I will at some point in the future be adding a weighted chain to turn it into a Kasari-Gama

Photo 31 Jul 685 notes Ugh, can we please end this straight sword stereotype

Ugh, can we please end this straight sword stereotype

(Source: japanesejapan)

Photo 30 Jul 6,097 notes samuraitears:

Bad dreams…Fear…Assassins 

samuraitears:

Bad dreams…Fear…Assassins 

(Source: italdred)

Photo 30 Jul 1,418 notes samuraitears:

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. 

samuraitears:

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. 

Photo 30 Jul 4,490 notes samuraitears:

You can do great things with a Samurai Sword

samuraitears:

You can do great things with a Samurai Sword

Quote 30 Jul 25 notes
The steel faithfully taught me the correspondence between the spirit and the body: thus feeble emotions, it seemed to me, corresponded to flaccid muscles, sentimentality to a sagging stomach..
— Yukio Mishima, Sun and Steel (via heathen-daughter)

(Source: hierarchical-aestheticism)

Video 28 Jul 135 notes

mortisia:

Jorōgumo (Japanese Kanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. According to some stories, a Jorōgumo is a spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. In Japanese Kanji, Jorōgumo is written as “絡新婦” (literally meaning "binding bride") or “女郎蜘蛛” (literally meaning “whore spider”). Jorōgumo can also refer to some species of spiders, but in casual use it can refer to the Nephila and Argiope spiders. Japanese-speaking entomologists use the katakana form of Jorōgumo (ジョロウグモ) to refer, exclusively, to the spider species Nephila clavata. x || Awesome right? ♡♡


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