Apr 092014
 
Eric Chevallier: The Blacksmith's Apprentice

Eric Chevallier The Blacksmith’s Apprentice NHK WORLD  Introduction Three years ago, when I started the body of work “Lost Ceremony,” I met Eric Chevallier and his girlfriend in Tokyo for dinner.  Along with my girlfriend, we sat for a bowl of steaming ramen and two very cold beers.  We exchanged the pleasantries that are common [more...]

Nov 062012
 
Editor Announcement

Editor Announcement Ed Winters [ HOUSE KEEPING ] A few months ago a reader of the website contacted me and offered to tidy up the  mistakes and typos.  He has done  a fantastic job and I would like to share the results with you.  The Importance of an Editor As most of you know, I [more...]

Dec 032010
 
Old World Masters: Shotaro Namuro & Yasuhiro Hirakawa

Shotaro Nomuro & Yasuhiro Hirakawa There are a few places left in the world, where things are made by hand.  Sakai Japan used to craft the worlds finest swords.  But even though the samurais have all disappeared, the tradition of turning lumps of iron into razor sharp blades remains virtually unchanged. What does knife making [more...]