the process by which one symbolically removes blood from a sword blade. The term chiburui can thus be translated as "shaking off the blood". In the Japanese martial art of iaidō, this is done before placing the blade back into the scabbard.
So THATS what thats called when that ninja shakes the blood from the sword after mowing through all of those bad guys! Chiburi!"
by AntiAnon May 01, 2011