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Sword research:

1. Click here for sword length calculator - work out traditional Japanese measurements from mm, cm, or inches and visa versa.

2. Sword measurements and terms

3. Five traditions and 8 roads, a brief explanation on the relationship of sword forging methods due to the 8 highways and the interchange of ideas during the Koto times.

4. Changes in sword shape from Jokoto to Gendaito.

5. Mei terms explained
Print research

1. Click here for the anatomy of 47 Ronin prints and close ups of the censors seals used on the original prints.

2. 47 Ronin comparisons and research of print states and editions.

3. About The 69 stations of the Kosikaido series by Kuniyoshi.