VIDEO: Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker

The Quest for the Koto

As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto, a type of sword that dates back to the Heian and Kamakura periods (794-1333 AD). Watch his work below.

 

Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker from Etsy on Vimeo.

 

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