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#1 Ford Hallam

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:18 PM

I was just given the heads up by Greg Ivine (he of the V&A) that there's a new three part series starting tonight at 22:00 ( 12 June 2017) on BBC4 called Handmade in Japan.

 

First episode is on the Sword and is 30 minutes long.

 

The next one will be on the Kimono and then Mingei pottery.

 

Here's a link for more details.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:51 PM

There's also a programme on immediately before it (9.00pm) called The Art of Japanese Life which explores connections between Japanese culture and the natural environment.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:01 PM

Got this a little late but hopefully can catch a replay tomorrow. Thank you Ford.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

Hello Ford,
Thanks for the heads up..
Regards,
Paul..
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#5 IanB

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:05 AM

I watched it and it was brilliant.

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#6 Greg F

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:09 AM

Tried to watch but can only download it in the UK apparently. If anyone finds a video please let me know, the other episode "art of Japanese life" about bonsai that would be great to watch too. All the best.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

Ford/Shugyosha-.

 

Thanks, the shows were beautiful, NHK is.always outstanding!  Greg there is an app called UkTvNow, give it a try.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

Hi Steven i just tried it and still no luck unfortunately for some reason. Thanks anyway though.

Greg

Edit; just saw 2× 1.5min clips and it really does look terrific. Hopefully someone will put it on youtube or find another way to see it if im lucky.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:24 PM

Greg,

 

After you dismiss approx. 3 to 4 advertising attacks and select "full screen mode" your show should play.  Be persistant!

 

-StevenK


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

Thank You!!!


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#12 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:41 AM

That was a fun watch. Thanks!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for that, I enjoyed it!
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#14 Greg F

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:09 AM

A great video, thanks guys. Inspired to get the forge going this weekend if i can make time.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

Thanks, I enjoyed it too. 


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:16 PM

Just had a chance to watch it now...it is an extremely good documentary. One of the better ones I have seen. Really puts the human touch into the art, and emphasizes that this is no easy task. The burns on his arms.. :o
Definitely worth watching.


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#17 Alex A

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:42 PM

Good that, interesting that he used another smith when it came to signing the mei, makes me wonder.


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#18 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:31 PM

What does it make you wonder about? It's called Dai Saku and is a pretty normal practice in the art.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:57 PM

It made me think about the number of mumei blades we see, busy forge and two man job.

 

Might seem a minor issue to us, but I can see signing mei back in the day being a real pain in the ass.

 

Two or three swords a year like in the program then no bother.

 

Just thinking out loud.


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