David Williams wrote:
> A few day ago I had asked about whether Samurai always carried their swords with them. The reason I had asked is I am thinking about dressing in japanese garb for an event and court will be held. So was wondering about staying in "character" and what would be proper.
> I am trying for a Muromachi period around 1550.
> Just trying to figure out what is proper.
I thought someone answered, but, IIRC, proper etiquette would be to
leave the katana at the door, keeping the wakisashi with you. When you
approach the throne, you either remove it and leave it at your
seat...or, if you are in fealty to the Crown...and have Their
permission, continue wearing it. When my lord occasionally wears
Japanese garb, this is his practice...and I believe it is correct for
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