‘So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes’
Illustration by Kay Nielsen
East of the sun and west of the moon (1914)
198 x 150 mm
Japanese poster for Kriemhild’s Revenge, 1925
German film Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache
directed by Fritz Lang
Korehira Watanabe is one of the last remaining Japanese swordsmiths. He has spent 40 years honing his craft in an attempt to recreate Koto, a type of sword that dates back to the Heian and Kamakura periods (794-1333 AD).