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Kyoto Aritsugu Knife Brand Article for Travel Magazine Afisha Mir

Kyoto Aritsugu Knife Brand Article for Travel Magazine Afisha Mir

Kyoto photographer Kosuke Okuda and I teamed up to do an article for the Russian travel magazine Afisha Mir (Афиша-Мир). I just got a PDF of the article — hot off the server! In the article I introduced the long history of Aritsugu which was founded in 1560. Aritsugu is one of the most famous …

Kyoto Knife Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Hamono Jinja

Kyoto Knife Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Hamono Jinja

This shrine holds a memorial service for worn out knives every year. The shrine accepts old knives and other cutting instruments that have served their human owners. Japanese give thanks to their knives even, now how is that for gratitude and humility? This is another sub-shrine at Yasaka Shrine, less than a 1 minute walk …

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