The story about Japanese sword smith Part1
We are organizing the Japanese sword forging event with Japanese sword smith named Hiroshi Shimojima.
This time, let me introduce his story, that how he become Japanese sword smith.
There are around 200 sword smith in Japan, and most of them have another job.
There are only 30 sword smith, who are only making Japanese sword.
Fusahiro is one of the sword smith who only making Japanese sword.
Most sword smith are succeeded according to hereditary, but Fusahiro
was an apprentice.
His father is not sword smith, but how he was interested in sword smith and become sword smith.
Let me talk about how he decided to become sword smith.
When he was junior high school, he found the Japanese sword at Tokyo National Museum.
He saw a Japanese sword there, and he saw an explanation card that said the sword was made 800 years ago. He was so surprised at the fact that it was made of steel but not rusty.
That is because the generations of people who have owned the Japanese sword have taken care of it and kept the steel from rusting.
In general, people do not use old weapons after they get new and better ones.
But, people have inherited and will continue to pass on Japanese swords more so than other weapons. He felt that it was not just a weapon, but also really has the spirit of the Japanese people.
Fusahiro was impressed about this story, and this made Fusahiro to become sword smith.
After that, when he was high school student, he realized that Japanese sword smith are still existing.
And he went to see the Japanese sword factory and met Japanese sword smith.
This was his first time meeting the sword smith who would be his master in the future.
From Part2, let me introduce the story after he met his master.