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WIN The Art Of The Japanese Sword: The Craft Of Swordmaking And Its Appreciation Now Closed!

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

The Art Of The Japanese Sword - The Craft Of Swordmaking And Its AppreciationIn The Art of the Japanese Sword (Diverse Japan’s review here), master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metal smithing, the shape of the blade itself—all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade.

With 256 full-color pages, the book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the Japanese sword more fully.

Diverse Japan has a copy of this stunning book (available to buy at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com) to give away to one lucky winner, courtesy of Tuttle Publishing!

No matter where you live in the world, you are most welcome to take part!

To enter, all you have to do is:

“Like” Diverse Japan on Facebook (click here or press the button on the right hand side of the page)

Leave a comment below (nothing rude or abusive, otherwise you will be disqualified)

Those who have already ‘liked’ Diverse Japan facebook page can of course still enter, but you will still need to leave a comment.

Competition ends on Monday 8th September 2014 at midnight (UK time).

A winner will be selected at random and notified by email, so please make sure you leave a correct email address when you enter your comment below. The name of the winner will also be announced on Diverse Japan.com

It couldn’t be easier – So what are you waiting for?!!!

Good luck!

Author and swordsmith Yoshindo at work

Author and swordsmith Yoshindo at work

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Book Review: The Art Of The Japanese Sword: The Craft Of Swordmaking And Its Appreciation

The Samurai: Honour And Pride That Continues To Inspire Generations

The Okinawa Sword Show Vol. II – A Collection Of Authentic Samurai Swords And Knives

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  1. August 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Oooh this looks awesome

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    • August 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks for being the first person to enter the comp, Orren. Good luck!

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  2. August 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I would like to please enter, thank you 🙂

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  3. Ben
    August 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Japanese culture and people are really amazing, it should be on everybody’s bucket list as a place to visit for numerous reasons.

    Sometimes wacky but always bundles of fun and so much history it’s worth learning Japanese just to appreciate it’s history alone.

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    • August 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Ben, and for sharing your thoughts and for taking part in this comp. Good luck!

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  4. Kevin
    August 31, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Cool, if I win the book then all I’ll need is an anvil and a forge…

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  5. Jason
    September 1, 2014 at 5:54 am

    This book would make for some great learning. While in Japan (April) this year I learned about some techniques used in certain cooking knifes were used in sword making as well.

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  6. September 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Japanese swords are so beautiful. If you ever had one in your hand you’ll understand why Samurai considered them as part of themselves. Good luck to everyone who enters this comp. 🙂

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    • September 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Thanks for your comment, Tanja – I know how passionate you are about the Japanese sword 🙂 Good luck!

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  7. Rick Dixon
    September 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Love to have this in my collection!

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  8. Paul
    September 4, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I love this page and all the posts , I want to visit or live in Japan . This sword book is exciting and full of information

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  9. Nirvana Q
    September 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Have to comment this, it maybe Cliche, but I love it.. it reminds me every time a sword is created it is for a different reason, and more so the craftmanship’s mood emotions feelings implemented on each sword can make a sword very unique. It is art.. beauty, we must appreciate it. Next up famous quote from a famous film.. Hattori Hanzo: ” I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God 28 years ago to never do again. I’ve created, “something that kills people.” And in that purpose, I was a success. I’ve done this because, philosophically, I am sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.” Kill bill One (2003)

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    • September 4, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Well said, Nirvana! Thanks for taking part in the comp and good luck!

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  10. Kristian Christopher
    September 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Sounds like a great read! Count me in! 🙂

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  11. Dave Axbey
    September 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Just read your review, Spencer – looks really interesting.

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    • September 15, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Yes, Dave, it’s a very insightful book with great photos. Thanks for taking part and good luck!

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  12. September 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    oh, looks great =)

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  13. steve martinez
    September 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I would live to win thxs…… peace

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  14. September 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Oooo… The book looks amazing! Can I enter please

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  15. Adrian Jordan
    September 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’d like to enter, please. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  16. September 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Craftsmanship and quality

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  1. September 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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