It was the katana, or as it was also called – “daito” – that was considered in Japan a symbol of the dignity of a samurai, a noble warrior who strictly honored all the rituals of wearing a sword. A real samurai in his personal arsenal had 10 or more swords, which differed in shape, color of scabbards, hilts and served various purposes: for wearing at court ceremonies, hunting or war. The ritual of wearing a katana is surrounded by many rules: you can’t point the blade towards the interlocutor, you can’t bare the blade in public, unless a friend asks to show the blade in order to admire its beauty and thereby express your respect to the owner of the katana. After showing the blade, it was wiped with a silk handkerchief. If a samurai showed people his peacefulness, then he hung a katana on his right side. At the same time, the sword on the left side indicated that the warrior was ready at any moment to draw the blade and defend or attack.