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NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword
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Fascinating history


The art of sword fighting requires disciplined study. This student studies under the tutelage of grand master swordsman Fumon Tanaka.


Secrets of the Samurai Sword

Aired Tuesday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV

For more than a thousand years the samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional swordsmiths and attends samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword. visit the website...

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