Sankai-do souvenir shop sells Japanese swords and various ninja weapons. It is located just in front of Kamakura Daibutsu (the Great Buddha).
They display a lot of beautiful swords inside the shop. And they specialize in models of some famous-name swords, such as Kazusanosuke Kaneshige that was used by famous master swordsmen, Miyamoto Musashi (1584?-1645) and Todo Heisuke (1844-1867).
Sankai-do has a long history with a nice old atmosphere. They also sell many different kinds of typical Japanese souvenirs, such as Japanese dolls, bandanas, paperweights designed in the shape of the great Buddha, many character goods of Japanese anime, and so on.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。