Silk sword bag for katana with fusahimo (cord) to tie the bag closed.
The embroidered design features sakura (cherry blossoms), is the flower of flowers to the Japanese people. It symbolizes their national character. This is because the life of a samurai of feudal times was proverbially compared to the short-lived cherry blossoms that last “no more than three days”, for a samurai was always ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of his master. Another saying is that “what the cherry is among flowers is the samurai among men”.
Overall length: 53 inches