Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Ford » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:25 am

Here's a link to a Japanese artist by the name of Iwasaki Norimitsu. He seems to have been very busy....tsuba, koshirae and horimono too.

here's a link to a sequence of images there, showing the carving of a horimono.
"The artist yields often to the stimuli of materials that will transmit his spirit." Odilon Redon
my website
User avatar
Ford
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 4868
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:30 am
Location: Torquay, 'The English Riviera', Devon, England.
Has thanked: 214 times
Been thanked: 210 times

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Jesus Hernandez » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:15 pm

I knew it, I knew it! Horimono were meant to cover up kizu on blades. :grin:

That is the very first sequence of images that I have seen of horimono carving. Thanks, Ford.
www.JHBLADESMITH.com
初心忘れるべからず
User avatar
Jesus Hernandez
Sponsor
Sponsor
 
Posts: 491
Images: 9
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:40 pm
Location: Roanoke, VA
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Ford » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:52 pm

Not great photos though :( ...perhaps we should invite him to join the forum then Richard G could help him out :biggrin:
"The artist yields often to the stimuli of materials that will transmit his spirit." Odilon Redon
my website
User avatar
Ford
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 4868
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:30 am
Location: Torquay, 'The English Riviera', Devon, England.
Has thanked: 214 times
Been thanked: 210 times

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Mark Green » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:46 pm

I like a lot of his art.
User avatar
Mark Green
Sponsor
Sponsor
 
Posts: 1275
Images: 3
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:24 pm
Location: Greensboro NC
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Bartosz Ulatowski » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:48 pm

OH he looks like he is committing harakiri!! Btw why does he placed sword kissaki pointing his belly? In my opinion it doesn't change much for carving if you placed it nakago or kissaki toward you and when we talk about safety, well...
User avatar
Bartosz Ulatowski
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 277
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:41 pm
Location: Warsaw
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Jim J » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:44 pm

Very nice work, worth another look. :clap:
Jim J
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:08 am
Location: Junction city, Oregon
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Japanese Tsuba artist and horimono-shi

Postby Albert R » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Fellows,
How often is horimono-shi used? I don't recall seeing anything quite so... shall I say, extravagant or involved... on blades before.
Albert
User avatar
Albert R
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:12 am
Location: West Central Florida
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 32 times


Return to The Japanese Studio

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest