Test blows for new swords

Creator: 
Guignol's Band (Frédérik Brandi, Kristof Everart, Marcel Bataillard)
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Guignol's Band (Frédérik Brandi, Kristof Everart, Marcel Bataillard)
Producer: 
Guignol's Band (Frédérik Brandi, Kristof Everart, Marcel Bataillard)
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Description: 

A live chopping of stupid Japanese dolls in the kitchen grinder, sixteen solos on percussion and other various instruments. It is indeed necessary to know that before accepting a new sword, a samurai would subject the blade to multiple tests, often on the cadavre of a decapitated criminal. The sizeable blows, who carried colorful names, were of varying difficulty, the greatest of which being a blow given from one hip to another (“ryo kuruma,” the two wheels) in a single motion. A word to the wise...