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Essay on 剣 (sword; double-edged sword) Is Now Up!

Today the March newsletter came out! It contains answers to the February contest, as well as new contest questions and a round-up of everything produced this past month.

Furthermore, essay 1214 on 剣 (sword; double-edged sword) is now up and available for purchase! Here's a preview:

This packed-to-the-gills essay teaches everything about the Japanese sword, from its connections to Buddhism and samurai to its metaphorical role. You'll learn how people use 剣 and 刀 quite differently. Fantastic photos provide glimpses of sword-bearing martial arts, supplementing the discussion of kendo. In one quiz, you'll even consider which animals come equipped with swords!



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