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Pavel Bolf Katana kaji

Tensho koshirae
documentary about the making of koshirae Japanese katana sword

Pavel Bolf

The forty-minute annotated recording documents the making of the koshirae Japanese sword. The spoken commentary deliberately avoids being overly technical and describes the manufacturing processes in a way that is understandable to the layman. In making the documentary, an attempt was made to show the making of a sword set purely from the perspective of the craftsman, without the mythical trappings and veil of mystery that often shroud Japanese swords and their manufacture.

Production, direction, camera, commentary.
Production of koshirae: Pavel Bolf

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  • Language

    Czech, with English subtitles

  • Content

    Production of the set: tsuka, saya, samegawa, handle wrapping, lacquering.