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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:51 PM

Machiyas in Kyoto..


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:09 PM

Sword goes back to Japan

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Photo providedA World War II Japanese samurai sword brought home as a wartime souvenir by a Minnesota solider turns out to be 400 years old.

LE CENTER, Minn. – A Japanese samurai sword received for payment of construction work by a local contractor has turned out to be more than 400 years old and considered special in its home land.

Jeff Traxler, who collects Word II and other military memorabilia, was given the sword long ago by his friend Jeff Fowler in return for doing construction work he needed done.

Fowler’s late father served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and brought the sword home with him as a souvenir. It was displayed for decades in Traxler’s hunting preserve clubhouse.

 

A year ago, Jeff Traxler’s son Sam and girlfriend Allie Trnka began researching the sword’s history, posting photos of it on a Reddit community forum. “We were looking for some translations because the sword smith’s name was on it and an address,” Sam said.

A retired antique expert in Japan, Takashi Yano, contacted them, saying the sword appeared to be extraordinary. Yano, working with a team in Japan, did further research and traced it to Nichinan City, Japan, estimating a sword smith made it there around 1600.

The original owner was a leader of the Ito Clan who lived in a Nichinan castle and whose clan ruled over a large part of southern Japan, Yano reported.

Fowler is unsure how his father came about the sword. He likely was among U.S. soldiers who were allowed to take Japanese swords as wartime souvenirs from captured weapons before they were destroyed.

Realizing its historic value, the Traxlers and Fowler began talking with their contacts in Japan about returning it to descendants of the original owner for display in the present castle’s museum.

 

“It’s worth quite a bit, but we’re not interested in the money,” said Jeff Traxler. “We just want to return it.”

And that’s exactly what Sam Traxler and his girlfriend will do later this month. Residents of Nichinan raised funds for the couple’s flight to Japan and accommodations for a 10-day stay, which will include a pageantry-filled ceremony reuniting the samurai sword with its town of origin.“We’re pretty excited about returning it to where it should be,” said Sam. “They have time set up to prep us for the ceremony and the costume and makeup.”The Minnesota couple is also working on a website dedicated to the sword’s return, its history and any future details regarding the samurai scimitar.

“We’re pretty excited about returning it to where it should be,” Sam said. “It’s super rare and was thought to be lost.”

 

It would be interesting to see what sword is talking about.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:21 PM

Visiting a master polisher

http://japatoricans....06_archive.html

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:44 PM

Sold auction Katana swords..

http://www.youvalyou...s-x-Katana.aspx

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Another great find Peter.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:09 AM

The art of killing
Swordmanship in medieval Japan

https://content.ucpr.../12869.ch01.pdf

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:16 PM

Unju Toshitane katana,with Honjo family crest on the nakago..

https://www.touken-m...prod_no=KA-0240

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The Ji in this sword is flawless (to my eyes anyway)!



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

Kunst des Meserfechtens

Pdf by Joeli Takala

https://www.arsensis.hu/pdf/FS_JT.pdf

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

Munich, Munich, Munich..

here is the chance to meet the 7th Soke of the Hokushin-Ittō-Ryū..

https://www.kunsthal...murai-seminare/

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 04:44 PM

Peter,

 

"Kunst des Messerfechtens" is fascinating reading, the history and development of a weapon that features in so many important masterworks of 15th/16th C. art is something I never expected to find here.  Being very familiar with these works this weapon was familiar to me, but I was unaware of its history and development......no longer, thank you!

 

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

Thanks Steven, my heading was wrong..Right term is Messerfechten.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

Danke Peter,

 

Your correct, of course, my mistake as well, hope some of the others here will read it......well worth the time!

 

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p.s.-as it should be now,edited.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:26 PM

Travel with the met

https://www.metmuseu...apan-may-30.pdf

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:04 AM

Article by John Byck about the Morris collection and the New York collecting history..

http://network.icom....e/July_2018.pdf

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

Might be interesting...
All magazines, click on the cover to open pdf's

http://network.icom....s/the-magazine/


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:27 PM

Kasuga shrine exhibition..

http://www.asahi.com...1902220001.html

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

And the winner is..

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=M7-ERVNXcH4

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:59 PM

Manjiro Nakahama story..

http://millicentlibr...ooklet-1982.pdf

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

Read what wiki knows about Manjiro..

https://en.m.wikiped...akahama_Manjirō

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:30 PM

Manjiro Nakahama story..

http://millicentlibr...ooklet-1982.pdf

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Read what wiki knows about Manjiro..

https://en.m.wikiped...akahama_Manjirō

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Great Story....must read!

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:30 PM

Exhibition Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo..

https://www.keioplaz...ers/swords.html

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

Castle's new representative..

https://www.japantim...r/#.XJ34f-vGKK0

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

April first

Monday Japan's new era name revealed..

https://www.japantim...2/#.XJ4eCevGKrU

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My tip: KAEI
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:44 AM

April First..

The only child to save the world itsself...

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=sVeYOPJZ8oc

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

She gives a pretty amazing speech. 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:08 AM

Farewell letter..

http://www.lettersof...ng-for-you.html

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:31 PM

After the "kinderkreuzzug" now Jordan Peterson at the cambridge union..

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 07:01 AM

Back from the dead..
National Geographic you tube

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:41 AM

Peter, you are a master of sifting trough the majority of, well, crap found online and finding entertaining, educational content. Thank you! 


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