We are aiming at first starting as a quarterly video magazine, then as the team comes together, we hope to post more frequently. Our segments will include educational items, a regular fittings koza/review by Ford Hallam of Following the iron brush, interviews with the many sword craftsmen and scholars working today, explanations of great swords by top Japanese scholars, top sword martial artists, reports on sword events and news in Japan, and from around the world. It is an chance to get a regular peek into the sword world. With your support, it could be an exciting project.
This is essentially an educational project and one which I believe will provide valuable insight into the subject both from a historical and contemporary perspective. With Paul living, permanently now, in Tokyo he has unparalleled access to the leading scholars and artisans in the field. Having Paul as our guide and translator into this world I imagine we may all be in for a pretty exciting journey.
As I mentioned, some of us have already contributed support to get this project up and running and now there's a fundraising site on-line to make donations easy. Please consider what this Video Magazine might be worth to you and if you can consider helping know that every amount however small will be much appreciated.
Here's the link to the Fundrazr page.
Thank for you time and consideration,