Drink like a samurai with Kotobukiya's katana coasters


Way of the Alcoholic

If there's one thing that's similar about a katana and a drink on a table, it's that they both contain an important piece that serves as a means to protect something. The former's handguard makes sure that the person doesn't get cut by the blade and the latter's coaster ensures that the cup's content doesn't ruin the table's surface. Thanks to the folks at Kotobukiya, these two things have united to become a katana handguard coaster.

Known as the Samurai Dining Ware Tsuba Coaster, people can now show off their love for the historical events of the Warring Era with the handguards of Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, Ieyasu and Yukimura. Sadly, they didn't make one of Date Masamune, which would've been perfect for those who wanted to recreate his rivalry with Yukimura in the Sengoku Basara series with a drinking contest.

Each coaster costs  ¥500 (around U.S. $4.77) and they hit Japan this August. Since each katana handguard coaster has a sweet design, this will give us the chance to enjoy our booze like a mighty warlord.

[pre-order the Nobunaga coaster at AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Hobby Link Japan]

[pre-order the Hideyoshi coaster at AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Hobby Link Japan]

[pre-order the Ieyasu coaster at AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Hobby Link Japan]

[pre-order the Yukimura coaster at AmiAmi, Hobby Search, Hobby Link Japan]

[via RocketNews24]

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