All about Katana

All about Katana


Nakano, Tokyo

Historically, Katana have been regarded not only as weapons but also as works of art. The blade is regarded as the core of the aesthetic evaluation. You will learn how to look at the Katana, such as the shape, pattern and hamon and learn the history and stories behind them.  The most unique experience would be actually holding them and feeling the weight of each handmade Katana that are displayed at the store.  Katana are for sale if you are interested in purchasing.


Owner's Profile

I am the owner of a katana shop in Nakano-ku, Tokyo called Shoubudou.  My family started selling and buying katana since 1925.  I look forward to meeting you at my shop to show you the real katana and share with you the history and beauty of the Japanese katana.

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Learn about Katana

Time and Days Weekdays and Weekends 10:00am-6:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Duration 60-90 minutes
Number of People 1 group at a time (Max. 5 persons)
Cost ¥6,000 per person
  1. Lecture on Katana.  History, materials, parts, shape and more.
  2. Hold the real Katana displayed in the store and feel the difference
  3. Explanation of each katana and the history behind it

Katana Maintenance – How to take care of Katana   4,000 yen

Oshigata – Use washi paper to trace a real Katana 4,000 yen

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • 100% – 24 hours before and day of Experience
  • 75% – 2 to 7 days befoe the Experience/li>
  • 50% – 7 to 10 days befoe the Experience


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