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One of Japan’s last remaining swordsmiths

Posted by rod - 18.11.2011

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Korehira Watanabe is one of 30 remaining Japanese swordsmiths. He has devoted 40 years of his life to attempt to recreate Koto. Koto is a type of sword that dates back to the Heian and Kamakura periods ((794-1333 AD). There are no documents that could help Watanabe’s quest, but he believes that he has come close enough of creating a replica of this mythical samurai sword. This film was created  by NY- based filmmaker Takeshi Fukunaga.

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