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There's A Hot New Trend Where Japanese Women Pose With Samurai Swords

Now, this is a trend I can get behind.

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Meet the “katana joshi” (カタナ女子) or "katana women." They are young Japanese girls who like collecting and posing with samurai swords.

刀(カタナ)女子かぁー。 オイラも刀のコレクションが欲しいなぁ♡ つか、しょこたんの刀女子姿、カッコイイすなー!!

Hell yeah.

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The trend is inspired by an online game called Touken Ranbu.

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Players assume the role of Saniwa Sage, a young girl who travels back in time to defeat evil forces. As Sage, you are able to give life to inanimate objects, including turning ancient swords into hot men.

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The girls have appeared on numerous TV shows in Japan to show off their historical weaponry.

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ちょ、朝もNHKで刀剣女子の特集してたんだけど今度はテレ東でカタナ女子…どんだけブームなんだよw

According to Kotaku, this isn't the first time the young women of Japan have shown appreciation for their country's military history.

刀剣女子の次はカタナ女子? 太刀とか実際に見ると確かに綺麗だよね。 テレビ朝日でこんな紹介のされ方してた⊂((・⊥・))⊃

"Rekijo" or women who like Japanese history, has been a popular trend for a few years.

View this video on YouTube

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You keep doing you, ladies of Japan.

水曜バイキング「AKB48川栄李奈が中川翔子と「カタナ女子」について調査!」の感想【2015/05/27(水)】 - http://t.co/wYCZJfelU6

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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