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"DAITOUKENICHI” is a major sword trading event in Japan organized by the Zentosho(全国刀剣商業協同組合) since 1988 (Showa 63). Over 70 sword shops participate in this event every year, and it is a big event with more than 7,000 visitors over the course of three days. It is popular not only in Japan but also among international enthusiasts. In the past, valuable and rare items such as swords with connections to the Tokugawa family, as well as special important swords and important art pieces, have been sold.

In other words, although it is a sales event, it offers a selection of items comparable to those found in museums. It is the ideal place for those who want to buy a genuine Japanese sword but may be unsure about where to purchase one or want to avoid being deceived by counterfeits.

The reason you can trust the swords at DAITOUKENICHI is that all the participating shops are members of Zentosho(全国刀剣商業協同組合). Furthermore, you can visit multiple shops in a single day, and many of the shops are known for their professionalism, so there is no need to worry about aggressive sales tactics.

As you see more and more swords, your own eyes and ears will become more discerning, and you will start to notice the strengths of different shops, such as one shop having a wide selection of Bizen swords, another being knowledgeable about Mino swords, or another specializing in "Muramasa" swords. DAITOUKENICHI is not an event where you can find cheap deals, but it is an opportunity to encounter genuine swords.


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