Samurai sword Rituals & ceremonies

by Gin & Bernie Miron
(Danbury, CT 06810)

the new sword, just ordered.

the new sword, just ordered.

QUESTION: While watching the great film "Three Outlaw Samurai" (and we have seen this procedure in many other films as well...Ronin-Gai, Hunter in the Dark, any of the Zatoichi films, etc).....the heroes, while waiting or preparing for an eminent attack, either drink & spray water or sake, or pour either as well, on the area where the hilt & scabbard meet before the sword is drawn or as it is partially drawn.........


Okay, that was long winded.........why do they do this?....what does it mean?.....is there a mechanical purpose?.........please educate an old man who just loves this stuff.....thanks in advance.......we are also very excited.....we just bought an SBG....yea!

ANSWER:Hi Gin and Bernie!

It's just one of those 'manly' kind of things, you know - get drunk and give a like sake to the spirit of the sword before battle for good luck and so that 'it' doesn't feel left out... ;-)

There is no real practical application, unless they are feeling nice and want to sterlize the wounds they will inflict on their opponents of course.. hehe.

Btw - its a S.G.C. Katana, not an SBG.. ;-) It might as well be called a SBG because it suits my cutting philosophy down to a T, but it's actually SGC (Specialized Goza Cutter - Goza being tatami coverings/mats).

Look forward to hearing your impressions of it when it arrives! :-)

Kindest Regards,

- Paul

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well.......technically.
by: Anonymous

of corse......it was lat & i was tinking about yor sight frum whence the sworde was ordeard.........your not making fun of an old man's spelling, are yu?.....you aussie shrimp barbecuer.

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ugh... :(
by: Anonymous

U guys are freakin no lifers, as in, GET A LIFE!!!!

about my epiphany
by: B.Mron

dear anonymous........you may be right.......thank you for snapping us all, kicking and screaming, back to reality........although we're not sure, in what way, your comment is pertinent to our inquiry.......god bless, be safe and try to have fun.

Sake on the Tsuka of your Katana
by: Anonymous

Actually the idea of putting sake on the Tsuka (handle) is to get a better grip of your Katana Tsuka because sake is sticky when it dries.

wetting the sword handle.
by: Larry Hama

One pours water or sake on the tsuka to wet and expand the mekugi (bamboo peg) that holds the blade in place. When it dries out, it loosens, and you want it snug for a fight.

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