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Life Saving Sword

Japan katsu jin ken
Life Saving Sword Wall Scroll

活人剣 is a Japanese title for "life saving sword" or "katsujinken."

This title suggests that a sword used for killing can also be used for saving or giving life.


See Also:  Satsujinken

Sword of Death

Japan satsu jin ken
Sword of Death Wall Scroll

殺人剣 is a Japanese title for "Death Sword," "Life Taking Sword" or "satsujinken." 殺人剣 is the opposite of katsujinken, or the "life saving sword." This title is not as commonly used in Japanese but pairs well when hung with katsujinken.

The first two Kanji are a word that translates as homicide; to murder; to kill (a person). 殺人剣 is specifically to kill a person (as the second character means person or human) as opposed to an animal, etc.

The last Kanji is the Japanese variant of the originally-Chinese character for sword.


See Also:  Katsujinken


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活人剣

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Japanese katsuninken かつにんけん
 katsujinken かつじんけん
Japanese life-saving sword (a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)
Life Saving Sword 活人剣katsu jin ken
katsujinken
Sword of Death 殺人剣
杀人剣
satsu jin ken
satsujinken
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