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Myth Hunters

The Lost Sword of the Samurai
Season 1 Episode 6 SBS April 30, 2016

The Honjo Masamune is perhaps the greatest Japanese sword ever made. A Japanese National Treasure, it is certainly the most famous, because no-one knows where it is. Forged in the 13th century by the great sword smith Masamune it became the ceremonial sword of the ruling Tokugawa shoguns for 250 years. After their fall from power in 1868 the great sword continued to be passed down the generations into the twentieth century, but in the aftermath of the Second World War it disappeared. What could have happened to it? (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) PG(V)

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