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OLLI at Clemson Presents The Japanese Sword: Artwork as a Weapon

The Japanese sword has an almost legendary image in society, and the myths behind the blades are only overshadowed by some of the real life stories themselves. Learn the sword’s descriptive terminology and construction techniques and explore the role of the sword in pre-20th century Japan, when OLLI at Clemson Presents The Japanese Sword:  Artwork as a Weapon. The workshops are Wednesdays from September 30th through October 14th. In later sessions, the group will discuss Bushido, a concept used in conjunction with the moral code of principles related to the Samurai, as well as the place of sword in World War II. The conversation will also feature an up-close look at many swords from the presenter’s extensive personal collection.