Shokurain in Japan, located in Nara, Japan, was built in the second half of the 8th century. The hospital is famous all over the world because it contains many precious ancient cultural relics, many of which were introduced to Japan from ancient China and all over Asia, including many precious cultural relics of the Tang Dynasty in China.
It is said that there are more than 3,000 top Tang Dynasty cultural relics in the courtyard, including the exquisite Tang Dynasty 箜篌, Fengsufang dyed snails and trough pipa, etc., all of which are peerless Orphans are one of the most important treasures of the Japanese imperial family. It is worth mentioning that these precious cultural relics were not taken by Japan from China during the War of Resistance Against Japan, but were imported from the Tang Dynasty by Japanese envoys sent to Tang for thousands of years to learn the advanced technology and culture of the Tang Dynasty.
among the cultural relics of the Tang dynasty in the collection of Masakurain in Japan There are two collections that are particularly eye-catching. They are the well-known Tang Hengdao, and they are authentic products of the Tang Dynasty, not imitations of later generations. As we all know, because of the material relationship, iron swords are very easy to corrode and are not easy to preserve. Therefore, although the Tang sword is famous, China has not yet seen a relatively well-preserved ancient Tang sword., The two Tang knives collected by Masakurain in Japan are very precious. (Of course, this has a lot to do with the Japanese attach great importance to the preservation of cultural relics.)
The two Tang knives collected by Masakurain in Japan are named For the gold and silver dynasty Tang swords, one is called Water Dragon Sword (Note: Water Dragon Sword is only the name, in fact it is the shape of Tang Sword, but there may be more than two Tang Swords in Shōkura Temple in Japan, and there are few online information ), well preserved and very beautiful in appearance.
The gold-silver-tinned Tang sword has a total length of 99.9cm, a handle length of 18.5cm, a sheath length of 81.4cm, and a blade length of 78.2cm.
The above three pictures show the gold and silver yin-fitted Tang knife
The water dragon sword has a total length of 80.2 cm and a blade length of 62.3 cm. It is a cutting blade shape, and the pick is more oriented toward the blade. The blade is thicker, showing a slight arc toward the blade.
The two pictures above are water dragon swords
The preservation of these two Tang knives collected by Masakurain in Japan is very good, it is not easy, they are regarded as Japan’s national treasuresCultural relics. Many Tang knives forged with modern technology in China are also based on the two Tang knives collected by Shōkurain in Japan.