Earth, Wind, Water and Fire: The Art and Science of the Japanese Sword
1 hour 7 minutes 47 seconds
Japanese Studies | Metal and Jewelry Arts
In this lecture, Michael Bell (master swordsmith and chief instructor at Dragonfly Forge) and Gabriel Bell (swordsmith and cutler at Dragonfly Forge) display some of their Japanese swords as they discuss the art and science of the swordmaking process. Also included is a panel discussion with Linfield College faculty in art history, Japanese, and philosophy about the value of Japanese katana in today's culture.
Bell, Michael G.; Bell, Gabriel; Ilundáin-Agurruza, Jesús; Winkenweder, Brian; and Keaveney, Christopher T., "Earth, Wind, Water and Fire: The Art and Science of the Japanese Sword" (2016). PLACE Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 32.