Off-Ramp for May 30, 2009

Sword Play

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Image courtesy Pacific Asia Museum

The centuries pass, but the katana (Samurai sword) abides. This cell depicts a character from the Japanese anime series "Samurai Troopers."

Jackson Musker takes us to a groundbreaking exhibit that uses depictions of the samurai to make the case that Japanese animation and comic books are real art.

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