Last summer, a Japanese sword exhibit that featured Neon Genesis Evangelion-inspired blades was held in Okayama Prefecture.
This weekend on Twitter, a friend of one of the traditional craftsmen who participated in the event apparently said he created a short sword to leave something behind, whether it's this Asuka carving or whatever, so that it will continue to exist in the future. It will. On the internet.
The other blades that went on display last summer were quite impressive. This Asuka sword, however, might be the most impressive. Below are more photos of the blade.
Watch this video to see how traditional Japanese blades are made.