Ronin48· Kryptonite member
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I've read (?), been told (?) that some sword smiths, once Samurai were forbidden to wear swords, and the sword demand plummeted made articulated "critters." I have an approx 5 inch long shrimp with movable legs, body segments, feelers, etc. There are two or three kanji characters on the bottom of he body. The "shrimp' seems to be constructed of a bronze colored, thin tin-like metal. Can anyone reference these as sword smith handy works or just some modern day tourist gismos?