Yoshihara Yoshindo: The Art of the Japanese Sword

Face To Face

28m 00s
Broadcast on April 26, 2020 Available until April 18, 2022

Symbolic of Japanese tradition and culture and imbued with the spirit of the samurai, the Japanese sword is both a deadly weapon and a work of art. Yoshihara Yoshindo is considered to be the greatest swordsmith alive. His works are displayed at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Using techniques developed 1,000 years ago, he continues to forge swords at his small workshop in Tokyo. Why? Find out the answer to this and more on Face To Face.

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