Smithing is in deed a Form of Alchemy. Purifying and focusing the Works on particular Aspects
of the Metal so obtained. Many forms of Smithing of Metals + co. As belows.
- black / white / tin / red / brown / copper / silver /+
- gold / hammer / blade / nai(l) / arrow / shoe / six(sickle) etc
The importance of their Place in Japans History, Martial and Other Ways n -wise
is oft carried along. With
the famed and infamous KATANA.
The Japanese Sword.
THE MAJOR PROVINCES OF SWORD WORK:
BIZEN , MINO , SOSHU/SAGAMI , YAMASHIRO and YAMATO.
The Natures and Geo-Political processes of the Feudal Japanese Structures and Governance
ensured the Sword became paramount. In Our World. Legends developed.
Along with the Ancestors. Entwined this and that. Is
that of the Forge.
The Master Black-Smiths thereof and therein. Also. As well
did the Sword come to represent Nation, Beliefs, Laws. Past, Present. Futures too. To
even reach an elevated place within Personality, Spirituality and high Ideals.
The Black-Smiths the crux of All this.
Makers of Weapons. A Profession honored.
Sword making became a Traditional Ceremony in itself. Best epitomised currently by the inclusion
of such as
in modern Film-making… (REFER for example the captivating Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Series…)
coming to represent the Ideal and Idea. Of these Makers. Their continued contribution to the
forging of Society,
Unity, Nation building and Tradition respected by many. Still. Thus and so
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forges thus and so ahead to machine. Those Ways. Herein.
These be those
Black-Smiths of Legends.
In Triplicate. Plus One.
Of Japan. Of Yore. A lil’. As Belows.
The 12th and 13th Century the peak of the Prowess.
Times and Places when All the ingredients for the right mix. A mix of
Tamahagane… The Jewel (of) Steel. Obtained. Displayed also. Also
a Time when several Black-Smiths forged ahead in their Own Ways to discover New Ways. That
then became Legendary. Ways in deed.
The Blades produced prior 1600 still referred to as Koto… Old.
(…Those after and now btways… are Shinto… New…)
Comprising Three Major Elements: Thereof. Therein. As belows. Herein.
Sugata 姿 (overall structure/shape),
Jigane 地鉄 (grain structure/shape), and
Hamon 刃文 (temper pattern along cut edge).
A long, complex and technical Profession. Process as well. Well as
Methods and Inner Secrets/Hints for Makes, Tests of, Metal Blends and so on. On
and then to the Crafting of Accessories, Attachments. Many Clans, Families
over Times and Places gave their All to these Arts, Crafts, Trades and so forth. Forthrightly
too were several Elite Makers so picked on. To represent. The Creed.
For such is Society’s dependence and inter-dependence with such Manufacturing. The
Idea. Of Master Makers of Metal. A value far above… it’s worth.
Have also made an Executive Decision. Here i, Shiro. That is. Here. The Plus One of Title.
To represent. Those unrepresented. Who in the Background. In so many Ways. Do so
Aid. Life and Ways
thereof. Therein as well. Well as then are these. To represent.
The All. Therein.
Master Makers. Enigmatic. Still.
- The BIZEN SANHEI = The 3 MASTER-SMITHS OF BIZEN = KANEHIRA, SUKEHIRA & TAKAHIRA.
- The KYOTO SANJO = The 3 MASTERS OF KYOTO = ARIKUNI, KANENAGA & YOSHIIE.
- The elite SANSAKU = The 3 MASTER-MAKERS = MASAMUNE, YOSHIHIRO & YOSHIMITSU.
and last but not least… Plus this One:
- MASTER-MAKER MURAMASA…of ISE PROVINCE… He whom, them and that purists so forgot…
i, Shiro. Did not. Forgot. Him. At All. ‘Cos He is. Here. Now.
(…on purpose btw ‘cos these purists still do so and say…i mean…
just cos that o so fumbly SHOGUN IYEYASU did and so
cut himself…TWICE…on this and that a MURAMASA…
surely doesn’t so then mean anything???…hmmm???…
might just throw some salt over that left shoulder… just in so case methinks…
or not.?. AND…
and get someone else to clean THAT so and so SWORD too perhaps…
Are You free.?. to Works those Ways in deed.?.)
AnyWays… shine on. Sharp as. Till and when. Tis’ done. Now. Here.
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Building a Pyramid.?. First Make a Moat.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.