Kusanagi: The Grass Cutting Sword of Japan
It's hard to find a sword more famous than the Kusanagi, one of Japan's three Imperial Regalia and symbols of the Emperor's divinity. The Kusanagi's origin is steeped in myths and legends. No one knows where it came from or if it even exists. We cover the various stories that tell of the Kusanagi and the famous figures that wielded it.
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2. Cambridge History of Japan: https://amzn.to/2EKM0Tc
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4. A History of Japan: Revised Edition: https://amzn.to/2JEYyiJ
History of Japan playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATnFsFRnRsI&list=PLOWnSFzV-C9YGbbdfGWjpHbTFJJGIPnmQ
Atsuta Shrine: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atsuta-jinguu_keidai.JPG by Saigen Jiro
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