Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker

As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword.

What is the Japanese Sword?

We hope these introductional videos might help you acquire a deeper meaning of the Samurai Sword:

Begin Japanology - Japanese Swords 日本刀

Documentary by NHK

Interview with Master Yoshindo Yoshihara

Japanese swordsmith/Interview with Yoshindo Yoshihara - IS JAPAN COOL? CRAFTSMANSHIP (刀鍛冶)

Begin Japanology - Togishi "For The Love Of The Samurai Sword"

The art of bringing a Katana to life through the painstaking process of sword polishing. Documentary by NHK

Decisive Weapons - The Samurai Sword

Documentary by the Discovery Channel. The Mongol Invasion of Japan - Battle of Hakata bay.