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 the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the 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 has no edge(no sharpness) on the blade, which is just for decoration.
2. Payment method
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card) or PayPal. If you prefer other payment methods, please contact us.
You can either pay in Japanese Yen or US Dollars. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in US dollar is calculated automatically based on an exchange rate.
3. Shipping Duration
We 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.
It might take longer, depending on seasons or custom clearance.
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 are delays in shipping to many countries because most of the airlines are reducing the number of flights from Japan. If you like to know the detail about shipping, please feel free to ask 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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We usually send out our packages to our customers in these countries and regions below:
USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, etc.
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 in attempts to make it look 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.
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