The most iconic sword in the Rurouni Kenshin anime/manga series is the titular protagonist’s sakabato, a reverse-edged katana with its cutting surface on the inside of the curve.
The sakabato, one of the most famous swords of the anime/manga world, is now part of the real world.
Between now and December 15, the Meijimura museum is currently hosting a special Rurouni Kenshin exhibition, and the centerpiece is the Sakabato Shinuchi (“Shinuchi” meaning “Truly Forged”).
The Meijimura complex in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, is a facility consisting of relocated buildings from the Meiji era (1868-1912), the same swath of time in which Rurouni Kenshin takes place.
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