Spiritual Explorers

Katana: The Art of Discipline

Japan - a country of timeless wonder and mystery. The deep spirituality of the Japanese has captured the hearts of many explorers in the past. The journey to uncover the essence of the Japanese spirit, begins.

Both a lethal weapon and a work of breathtaking art: The Japanese sword is an iconic cultural symbol. Even when used in battle, the katana was always regarded as a sacred treasure that embodied the samurai spirit. Swordsmith Kawasaki Akihira has inherited a thousand-year-old tradition: He welds, hammers and folds plates of steel again and again to create each unique blade. Explore the spirit of the swordsmith who forges beauty from steel.