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Bizen Osafune Sword Museum

Well over a century after this warrior class was outlawed, the samurai are still highly emblematic of Japan in the eyes of both Japanese and foreigners alike. And if, in turn, one thing is symbolic of a samurai, it is his sword. Presently several museums across the country are dedicated to the art of the Japanese sword, but Bizen Osafune Sword Museum is possibly the best. It is certainly the sole place where each step that goes into crafting a sword, requiring 7 artisans in total, can be observed by the general public.