Japanology Documentary

  The full documentary on Sugita Yoshiaki can be viewed here. Although it's in Japanese i'm sure you will enjoy it :)

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Saya Making by Pavel Bolf

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14

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Sugita Yoshiaki Documentary

part 1   part 2   part 3   part 4  

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What a Samurai Armor tells us about the person wearing it

The focal point of samurai armor is the elaborate helmet design that makes the wearer stand out In the battle field. The design is usually celebrated the ability of their owners, like this sixteenth century rabbit piece, showing off playfulness in the face of death. Unlike the foot soldiers who had the most basic protection. The samurai carried the colorful armor that was light but exceptionally strong, and able to withstand arrows and sword strikes. While wealthy samurai relied on underlings

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Forging a Katana from raw Tamahagane

Processing Tamahagane Forging the blade Shaping & Filing the blade

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