Tranlated by google, gibberish. good luck Dave --------------------------------- Get the information that is made from scratch (armor) armor, and workshops armourer in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture. Japanese swordsmith craftsman now that I heard the story, I decided to try it and I think we have to go even armor. Towards the destination, "Tachibana armor workshop." This workshop Akira Tachibana armourer.
Mr. Tachibana was one of the few in the country specified armourer to be certified to the Board of Studies armor armor save Japan. I better have a valuable technology. Wife will guide the workshop has exhibition rooms.
※ Reservations are required to visit
Armor armor, and the armor when the door is opened. That is what has been actually used in the Warring States period, such as addition. This means that in the real real. Museums and art galleries and the difference, you can actually touch here.
Armor in the exhibition room, so I used to collect and what was transmitted to the ancestral home, During the Edo period armor, ancient armor of the Muromachi period is also from the middle of the Edo period. It is not likely to exhibit normal armor was asked, When you hear the armor by chance, the repair was done is exhibited together.
Armor of the Muromachi period. I mentioned of course!
I have three years to make hell
Parts of the armor that extends from 10,000 to several thousand points. To make requires a variety of techniques blacksmith, engraving, lacquered, and staining, I have done it all alone. In addition, the armor made here is supposed to make you able to kick - off to war as it is, I have made in the past that there are a lot of methods to decide. Lacquer painted many times in order to tough skin, I connect the skin one by one with silk thread. Also staining of silk itself, handmade one by one even small chain that connects the components and parts. Therefore, it takes three years or when it comes to make new armor.
One very handmade ring of iron that is connected
Difficulty of repair
We also repair armor in "workshop Tachibana armor." Make the difference between new and, in order to continue to repair to match the remaining part, My name is very time-consuming one yarn dyeing. Worth of armor have too much new so I no longer need careful attention.
Repair is performed while keeping the historic value
Mainstay of the local culture
In addition to the production and repair of armor is requested from all over the country, there is also a unique request Soma. It is used to repair armor "Soma Umaoi field." And "field Umaoi Soma" is a festival that has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in the country, After riding a horse equipped with the armor, knight fought a matrix of several hundred cavalry are competing for the flag Sengoku Emaki festival was reproduced. It is essential armor is performed by "Kobo Tachibana armor" to repair them. Is equipped for moving violently, in fact, so you need to make more durable.
I also repair harness these
A Touch of History
I wrote at the beginning, Here you can also be able to see up close the real armor, touch. I can feel the Japanese culture, such as weight and texture and delicate decoration, I do not photograph or image transmitted to the absolute I was able to feel a very valuable experience of ancient history.
There is not very much opportunity to get a close look at it!
Post by paulcarruthers on Feb 8, 2013 17:55:42 GMT
Site of the Horse chase, not surprising they have an armourer in the area, how old is this given the devastion caused by the Tsuanmi in that area, Dave I know Trevor spent time there post the disaster and he found it hard to believe how they were managing to recover.
I was invited as a co-investor on a buying trip post the tsunami which I declined. I believe they underwent a great hardship with many fatalities. I've met some of the inner circle soma community with Mr Absolon during a trip in Kyoto, they are outstanding people. I'd no desire to leverage from their suffering.
As to Tachibana, I've had no knowledge of him/them. I hope they are still in the restoration business.
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2013 19:41:35 GMT by Dave Thatcher: spelt kyoto wrong....