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Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.

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This is a good project that shows characterized wave forms. It has different repeated elements that come together to create a composition. The shadows cast gives it a good sense of depth.

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Snowy Gorge Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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