July 28 seminar at the gallery

 

Seattle Art Sword Token Kai

 

Japanese Sword Study Series #4:

 

Bizen Tradition

 

 

 

1:00 PM Saturday, July 28, 2018

 

Japanese Art Swords

 

A gallery of fine blades and related art

 

Located in Rain City Fencing Center

 

1776 136th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

 

 

 

This seminar will cover the history and general workmanship of the Bizen sword making tradition. The Bizen tradition and its many schools thrived from the Heian jidai through the modern era, and their work influenced many other schools of sword making. Several blades will be available for study.

 

 

 

As always, we will review safe handling, sword etiquette, and formal viewing of the nihonto.  

 

 

 

Anyone interested in the Japanese sword as an object of art, craft, and history is invited to attend.

 

 

 

Seattle Art Sword Token Kai is a group dedicated to the study of nihonto, the Japanese sword. Seattle Art Sword Token Kai’s advisor is Tatsuhiko Konno, a licensed sword polisher with over 40 years experience in the study of Japanese swords. The lecturer is Steve Colton, who has been collecting and studying Japanese swords for almost 40 years years.

 

 

 

To sign up, contactB. Tsutakawa   (206) 234-4685, or Jeff Douglas  (425) 329-9700 or email  info@Japaneseartswords.com.

 

 

 

Ongoing construction on 136th Pl NE has created some changes. 136th Pl NE is now one-way northbound. For best access, please see http://www.raincityfencing.com/about-us/our-facility/light-rail-construc...