Friday, October 11, 2013

(410) Shiga 5: Hephaestus

Probably the highlight of the trip to Shiga: meeting Kawahara Sadachika, traditional swordsmith and one of the 200 people in the world who can claim they can make a real Japanese sword. A wonderful human being and an excellent craftsman.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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