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Strike while the iron is hot #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 12 January 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The old man is 藤安将平, Shohei FUJIYASU, one of the few Japanese sword masters. The young guy is his pupil. Japanese sword, 刀 KATANA, is made through many processes. They are now forging the iron.
A smartphone game in which swords are anthropomorphized is popular among young women. A lot of game fans gathered to watch KATANA forging exhibition held in one of the famous SHINTO shrines, 藤森神社 FUJINOMORI Jinja Shrine in Kyoto. It was not on the street to be accurate.
October 7, 2018 @藤森神社

Canon EOS 70D 1/40 second F/11.0

Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That's where it starts.

12 Jan 2019 6:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Jolie désaturation

12 Jan 2019 7:42am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

It is true that many people still use a sword.....

12 Jan 2019 8:06am

@Gérard Flayol: Hundreds of years ago, the sword was a practical weapon, owned by many people. But now it is an art work, its production is small.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty cool!

12 Jan 2019 8:54am

ceteceva from Angers, France

Belle démonstration du travail du forgeron !

12 Jan 2019 9:48am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture and interesting information. Superb. :)

12 Jan 2019 10:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

more excellent use of selective colour. great doc shot

12 Jan 2019 10:32am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Always interesting to see craftsmen working. 5*

12 Jan 2019 10:40am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

My father did it too.

12 Jan 2019 11:11am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium


12 Jan 2019 2:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

IMpactful use of selective color

12 Jan 2019 2:08pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

remettre en situation les beaux métiers d'autrefois pour le plaisir des touristes

12 Jan 2019 2:51pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

What a scene! It is wonderful to see scenes from that old process.

12 Jan 2019 3:26pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe scène.

12 Jan 2019 3:28pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Well..Steve Rice guessed it right !
A great image here..
Strike while the iron is hot, it is said.

12 Jan 2019 3:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel fer et frappage comme une forge quelle vue superbe
Bravo et belle journée

12 Jan 2019 4:50pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

an excellent photo... I almost can hear the sound of the iron tools

12 Jan 2019 5:31pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting info, nicely captured this interesting scene.

12 Jan 2019 5:31pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


12 Jan 2019 5:39pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

A pity that these old jobs are lost at home. Beautiful scene of this great art

12 Jan 2019 5:40pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful work !

12 Jan 2019 5:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very good use of selective color. Interesting image.

12 Jan 2019 11:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is fabulous! Wonderful use of selective color. It creates a lot of drama! A great image!

13 Jan 2019 12:08am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the master is wise - he gives his pupil valuable lessons but also the hardest work!

13 Jan 2019 12:51am

@Harry: Yes, it's so hard !

Don from Spokane, United States

A well named action, hot picture!

13 Jan 2019 1:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You were very privileged to see this process. I am very privileged to see these wonderful images.

13 Jan 2019 5:09am

@Steve Rice: ;)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I'm catching up and working back through your images, and this series is fantastic.

14 Jan 2019 1:38pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautiful display of craftmanship.

21 Jan 2019 3:19pm