Japanese weapons are popular abroad due to the influence of comics and games. In other words, Akiba culture. Buso Shoten has a range of such arms and armor. The shop sells not just swords as art or practice swords, but also a range of Japanese and western weaponry such as shuriken, handguns, and sabers.
If you climb the narrow stairs following the Buso Shoten sign, you will see katana and swords tightly packed together like something out of a game or anime.
There are a range of swords, including imitation swords, swords for art, practice swords for iaido, and wooden swords.
You can even take the swords out of their sheaths to check them. Please note that because this is dangerous you are asked to talk to the staff first (these are not real swords).
There are not only swords but also many kinds of armor and western weapons. The materials range from wood to metal.
When you think of ninja, you think of shuriken! It is rare for this many different kinds of sword and weapon to be collected together. The weapons of popular characters would make for unique and precious souvenirs.
When taking products back home abroad, different countries customs and different airline companies will treat them differently. The shop can provide a certificate of materials (in Japanese and English) for the products, but cannot provide any guarantee for customs or airlines. It is important to check what paperwork is necessary.
- NAME：Buso Shoten
- ADDRESS：Asano Building 3F 3-15-7 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
- HOURS OF OPERATION：
[Monday, Wednesday to Friday] From 11：30 to 19：30
[Satuday, Sunday, Holidays] From 11：00 to 19：30
- CLOSE：Tuesday（In the case of public holidays will be open）