抜刀隊with Memorial Gadgets is a double album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The album was later remixed and reissued in 1993 as Batztoutai with Material Gadgets. Full-length tracks were included in the Merzbox, along with an unreleased track from the sessions.
In an interview with Arthur Potter, Masami Akita explains how this LP and Antimonument were inspired by his native culture:
[...] musical composition and behavior are always related to the structure of one's own language and way of thinking. I'd like to use Japanese-like images and words on purpose, as a way of randomly mixing significant cultural details. For example I used the Imperial Crest of the Chrysanthemum behind another image on the cover of the Batz-Tou-Tai LP. [...] These were not presented directly, but as subliminal images. Of course, the Japanese did not respond to them in the context I placed them.
The reason those images were used was that I'd been researching misreadings of Japanese public history, and wrote about that in a book called Mannerism of Heterodoxa.