Polishing & Care of the Japanese Sword DVD by Hon'ami Koshu

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The Hon'ami Family - At the peak of Japanese sword appraisal and polishing. There's a phrase, ''Origami Tsuki''. It's a phrase that conveys a guarantee of merit in terms of quality and craftsmanship. The origin of this phrase lies in the fact that ,at the peak of pioneering in the appraisement and polishing of the Japanese sword. The Hon'ami family uses the twice-folded Houshoshi paper in the sword certificate, and swords with this certificate and therefore called ''Origami Tsuki'' swords. In 1996,he inherited the Hon'ami Koi line, becoming the 18th generation. He has polished about 1,500 Katana and Tachi at this point. In October of 2014 he was recognized as being the holder of a nationally designated important intangible cultural assets ,as a so-called ''Living National Treasure'', becoming the 7th person in the field of sword polishing to receive this distinction. This DVD features the Japanese sword polishing techniqus by Hon'ami Koshu.

Content includes:

  • Hon’ami Koi Line 18th Generation
  • Hom’ami Koshu Profile
  • Japanese Sword Etiquette
  • ~Hon’ami Koshu~
  • Japanese Sword Polishing Techniques
  • ~Shitaji-togi~
  • Japanese Sword Polishing Techniques
  • ~Hon’ami Koshu~

Run Time: 28 min.
Language: Japanese with English subtitles