Saturday, February 24, 2018

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 – 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...
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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...

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