Ima no Tsurugi Sword (今剣)

In the "Gikeiki Chronicles", "Ima no Tsurugi" sword, a Japanese short sword of 19.7 cm in lengh, was used by MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune in killing himself.

In the "Gikeiki Chronicles" the sword was made by Munechika SANJO and dedicated at Kuramadera Temple but, Rennin TOKOBO, the head of the Kuramadera Temple kept and treasured the sword as his own. It is said that this is what Rennin passed on to MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune.

[Original Japanese]