Samurai Sword KIKU ICHIMONJI SOJI OKITA Katana
Okita Soji (1842-1868) was a member of the renowned Samurai martial unit Shinsen-Gumi in the last years of the Edo period, the end of the Samurai government. It is believed that his martial techniques were so much better than those of Samurai in the same era. He is often referred to as the ace of Shinsen-Gumi, or the strongest Samurai in the late Edo. His sword Kiku-Ichimonji was also one of the most refined works among Edo’s swordsmiths.
It is said that Soji had never used the sword as he was afraid of breaking it until he took revenge for his murdered subordinate, Hino Sukejiro. After Soji had passed for disease, his sister took care of Kiku-Ichimonji. The legend has it that she donated the sword to a Japanese shrine, which is still a big mystery since the actual artifact has yet to be discovered.This product features a chrysanthemum flower as Kiku is its Japanese name, and chrysanthemum is the national symbol of Japan.
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is a good place for those who are interested in Samurai culture and Japanese craftsmanship. We deal with antique/replica Samurai swords, armor, sword mountings, traditional Japanese crafts, and so on.
【Please read the information below before you make a purchase】
1. About the Sword
This replica sword is made in Japan and has no edge(no sharpness) on the blade. Please keep in mind that it isn’t a battle-ready sharp sword and is only made for display.
2. Payment method
We accept payment through Stripe(Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay, or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. If you prefer other payment methods, please contact us. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate.
3. Shipping Duration
We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. Please keep in mind that EMS temporarily stops shipping to a few countries due to COVID-19 and other factors. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by EMS. Please contact us prior to purchasing a replica Japanese sword if you don’t live in USA, France, Germany, Canada or Switzerland. For more detail, please check Shipment and Delivery.
We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly.
*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure that EMS shipping is available to your country, please feel free to contact us.
Please ensure that the country of your order’s destination allows you to import replica swords before you make a purchase.
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5. What is NOT included
The sword stand in the picture does not come with the product. We sell the sword stands as well. Available here.
Although this product is indeed a replica sword, you could hurt people when misused. You may not disassemble or adjust the sword. This product is solely made for ornamental purposes.
【Guide to Appreciating Replica Japanese Sword 】
After you have earned your favorite replica sword, there are countless ways to enhance your Japanese sword experience.
For starters, we have listed up a few things you may like to do with your replica sword.
Inspect and feel the artistry of the sword. You will be amazed by the maker’s work quality to make it look like a great replica of the Japanese sword.
Find the right place to display
Katana would look great when displayed in the best way. Find the best place in your house, your office, or anywhere you like so that the sword would be appreciated as much as you like.
Learn the details
Japanese swords are assembled much more intricately than you may imagine. The replicas also reflect quite a lot of those detailed features of the real ones. You can learn the name of each segment, the joints, and how they all come together to compliment the whole piece.
Learn the History
Many of our products are the signature models of real Samurai in the past time. You may learn the history behind them and the exquisite depth of Samurai history as a whole. A brief description of how the original sword came about is given below the product pictures.
【Give the Replica Japanese Sword to Your Significant Other】
Are you looking for a unique gift for someone interested in Japanese culture?
We recommend you give them the replica Japanese sword as a present.
All our replica Japanese swords are great to display as they are precisely designed following the traditional Nihonto style.
Katana was the primary weapon of Samurai for a long time during the Samurai period. In Japanese culture, giving a sword to someone means to hope that the sword protects them from evil spirits and misfortune. Therefore, the Japanese sword still has its place in Japanese ceremonial events such as the Japanese wedding. The bride puts a Tanto(primarily known as Kaiken) under their belt, hoping that it protects them. Also, in the Shichigosan ceremony, people give a short Katana to their children wishing for their healthy growth.
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