The Murakumokai - A group of 8 Japanese swordsmiths who gathered for a workshop organized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Sword at Oku Izumo, the birthplace of Ame no murakumo no tsurugi, one of the 3 sacred treasures. We are happy to announce that we are making this DVD about the beautiful world of the Japanese sword filmed in hi-vision, available to the public.
The swordsmiths reveal the beauty of their masterpieces, a total of 15 magnificient sword, with vivid clarity in pictures chosen from among 70 hours of material captured by highly experienced film professionals. As a result of this professional effort to show the powerful allure of these beautiful swords, the sheen of their jitetsu and hamon through the eyes of the swordsmith, we present the ultimate film experience.
In addition, throughout the film the features of the Japanese sword, the Nie, Nioi, Kinsuji and Utsuri, and their changes over times are explained. We heartily recommend this film as a valuable textbook of the features of the Japanese sword and the skill and passion of the swordsmiths who create them.
English and Japanese. All region. NTSC recorded Running Time: app. 47min.