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'Sword, the essence of Japanese art', a lecture at the British Museum

'Sword, the essence of Japanese art', a lecture at the British Museum

The Sword holds a special place in Japanese culture. These carefully crafted objects are the fruit of an extremely complicated technical process and the ability to appreciate them has been considered a tool to Buddhist enlightenment throughout the centuries. Sword, the essence of Japanese art, the recent lecture on Japanese

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To-ken Society Meeting: an evening of history

To-ken Society Meeting: an evening of history

The To-ken Society of Great Britain (Society for Research and Preservation of Antique Japanese Swords and Fittings) held their bimonthly meeting last week at the University of London. The meeting started with one of the members relating his experiences from traveling to Gifu castle, marveling at the local collection of

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