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Swordsmith: Kuniiye Yoshihara - Tanto Ikkan [Japanese Dialog Version]

With this exclusive video, you will witness the whole process of how the characteristic Bizenden sword is made by today's Bizenden's authority, Yoshihara Kuniiye. Starting from Hi Okoshi, you will also see his Kobuse forging technique that distinguish his work among others. Kuniiye started serving this apprenticeship under his father at the age of eighteen. His brother and his nephew have also become swordsmiths and his works have been recognized as the intangible cultural heritage in 2008. 

Run Time: 31 min.

Dialog: Japanese only(No English subtitle)

Production: TV Setouchi Creative Technical Group

Cast: Yoshihara Kuniiye

Viewing Period: 3 days