The Japanese sword has long held a sacred place in the history of Japan as a nation and as a people. The symbolism of the elements used in its construction, the manner in which it is crafted, and the purposes for which it is wielded have all been used to instruct generation after generation in matters such as religion, ethics, morality, valor, love, wisdom and compassion. From sacred texts written over a millennium ago to the modern sensei of Budo, the Japanese sword has long been used as pedagogical tool meant to cultivate the ideals of humanity in the soul, heart and mind of the pupil.
Today, legends long told and legends yet untold work to keep the Japanese sword as something revered not only in the hearts of the Japanese people but in the hearts of peoples from all over the world. As a tried, tested and proven implement used in the cultivation of the Self, the Japanese sword demands admiration and veneration. It is with this in mind that we approach Japan's master swordsmiths in order to meet the requests and needs of our customers throughout the world. We can think of the Japanese sword in no other way, and we hope that you can appreciate our dedication to our history and to our future.
Iaido is considered by many to be the epitome of modern Budo. Scarce in its movement, simple in its elegance, Iaido is marked by one essential set of profound relations - one breath, one cut, one victory.
Armed against only him/herself, the Iaido practitioner has come to embody the Japanese aesthetic of minimalism. Because each movement is marked by the spiritual depth of the Iaido practitioner, we at Nishijin Sword have made it our obligation to provide that practitioner only with equipment that is capable of harboring self-cultivation.
Our swords are designed and crafted in accordance with Japan's long spiritual history of the sword. our blades and fittings are all smithed and selected in relation to the ideals of form and function that marks Japan's legendary weapon as both lethal and sacred, beautiful and talismanic.