Create Your Own Sword Guard

Does your class know what a tsuba is? A tsuba is a sword guard used by the samurai of Japan. Learners will view images of tsuba and then learn about how tsuba were used and why. Tin foil, markers, and the included template will be used to create tsuba that are artistic and historically accurate.

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Pros

  • Includes printable instructions and templates
  • Informational links regarding samurai warfare and arms can be found at the bottom of the webpage
Cons

  • Please note that this is not a lesson but a supplemental activity designed to enhance student engagement and motivation