Inspiration From Japan

By Takeshi Fukunaga, a NY-based filmmaker

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. He has spent 40 years honing his craft in an attempt to recreate Koto, a type of sword that dates back to the Heianand Kamakura periods (794-1333 AD). No documents remain to provide context for Watanabe’s quest, but he believes he has come close to creating a replica of this mythical samurai sword.


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