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The gateway to East Asia
Near the Kyoto, Japan handcraft center there is a shop which catches your eye because of the elegant armor and Samurai swords displayed in the windows. Once you enter the store you find many items relating to samurai collection, however, once you go upstairs you find yourself surrounded simply by armor and Katana's, one priced as high as $20,000 Us Dollars. It is impressive seeing not only the swords but the hand made armor that is displayed dressing the models. There are many stores geared towards those looking for quality than those aimed at tourists, this was definitely for those looking for authentic and high quality craftsmanship.