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In Photos: Japan's stylish katana swords dating back to samurai warriors

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Swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara is seen heating "tamahagane" steel, as he operates a traditional bellows and sends air blasts to the forge, while charcoal burns, in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward on Feb. 14, 2022. By heating the tamahagane to a maximum of 1,300 degrees Celsius, impurities are burned. (Mainichi/Emi Naito)

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