I will take each one, as I think I need to make myself clearer, like kendall says.
I am not samurai by heritage..only by I guess you could say title, Sensei Hanzi is my godfather you could say...I do not know what that rules on, as I am not fully aware..as I tell Kendall..I am just the one that swings the sword..I would guess that makes me more or less a hemin that knows how to swing a sword, or at the most a ronin, another question to be answered I hope by all of you.
I do not wear the blades on my person, I have them in a bag, a leather bag that I carry like a gym bag , they are in full sight, and I have been stopped by the japanese police several times. I ussually handed them a folder of papers, papers that I found out were documentation, that my sensei was applying for the swords to be registered as antiquities. I was ussually searched and then given the papers back and let go. Public for me was ussually to the dojo and back. I stayed at the house most of the time, save for my recent visits to where I write this forum..that being a cybercafe. A place I am liking...
Mr Alan, I contacted that place, and you were right, I will have alot of paperwork waiting for me should I choose to do so, and I was also told that all the states carry the same policy.. ..thanks for your help.
Mr Darrow, you were right as well, when I called the Information number like Mr. Alan suggested, I was told that the chances that if the swords were indeed renewed as antiquities, that I probably would not be allowed to carry them to the states, which presents a problem to me as well..
I never wore my swords in the kyoto district, not the formal way, though I did carry them, I was not allowed into any of the temples unless I left them with a monk that would then give them back to me after I left.
My parents had told me, but I was going to check on my own, I guess I should listen to my elders more..another flaw of me I guess, my dad had said that maybe there may have been some license..such as those used by ones who carry firearms, but he didnt know, I guess that is what I am truly looking for..
Danziger, I do not mean any disrespect in any way, I am truly just looking for information. And I think you do have me mixed up with someone...
I hope I answered all your questions, I truly hope they do, though I still think I probably made more questions than answers, I truly do appreciate all your help.