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Japan’s 5 Sacred Samurai Swords | The Tenka Goken

Check out Japan's 5 sacred samurai swords known as the Tenka Goken, or Five Swords Under Heaven. Which one is your favorite?

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avatar for Kristen BarrettKristen Barrett

Kristen is a Michigan-born, LA-based writer. She studied abroad in Japan during college and taught English ...

avatar for Caryn CarmonaCaryn Carmona

Caryn Carmona is a freelance artist. She has been doing independent work for 12 years and has lived in...

avatar for Julian DomanskiJulian Domanski

Born in England, Julian is a writer, videographer & musician living in Tokyo. When he's not drinking cop...

avatar for Christian DakinChristian Dakin

Christian Dakin is a south Georgia-born writer, designer, and translator currently based out of Tokyo, Ja...

avatar for Mark KennedyMark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is a native of Chicago who has spent more than 20 years living, studying and working in J...

avatar for Kevin MurasakiKevin Murasaki

Kevin Murasaki grew up moving back and forth between Chicago and Yokohama, Japan. Known as a "hafu", Kevi...

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