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Dojigiri, the millennium-old katana said to have slain a demon, is now on display in Tokyo

Sora News 24

By Casey Baseel

March 13, 2024

One of the Five Swords Under Heaven is now under the roof of this downtown museum.

Throughout the ages, there have been many great katana forged by swordsmiths in Japan. Five of them, though, are held to be the greatest of all, the ultimate examples of true artists putting all of their skill, knowledge, and soul into the blades they forged, and one of the five is said to have the power to slay a demon with a single stroke. Recently, our Japanese-language reporter Seiji Nakazawa heard news that this sword has recently surfaced in Tokyo, and so he set out to find it.

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