Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nihonto-Yoroi Zasshi, The Online Samurai Magazine

Samurai History

Arms & Armour

PORTRAIT – HYAKKIMARU WATANABE

Born in 1951 Living near Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi Prefecture. 30 year career, his art has graced the covers of over 700 books. He designs posters, commercial...

PORTRAIT – DAVID THATCHER

My name is David Thatcher, and I am a professional restorer of Katchu, Japanese armour. I began to restore armours in the early 1980’s...

PORTRAIT – FORD HALLAM

Art world - antiques

Events

PORTRAIT – YOSHINDO YOSHIHARA

Yoshindo Yoshihara was born in Japan in 1943, he is the tenth generation of his family to continue the art of sword making, an...

PORTRAIT – PAVEL BOLF

I was born in 1973. My interest in Japanese swords began when I was 14, firstly as a user when I started to practise...

Martial Arts

THE OLDEST MUSEUM IN THE WORLD

The Royal Armouries Museum, whose original home was in the Tower of London, can lay claim to being the oldest museum of arms and...

Museums

The Worlds Best Samurai Museum?

In the late 19th century Western culture was revolutionised when it discovered the sophistication and novelty of the arts developed in Japan during its...

Budogu Suppliers

ITALY’ S HIDDEN SAMURAI COLLECTION

Frederick was born in Florence (1838-1906) but was sent to England as a young boy to study. His father Thomas, was a colonel of the...