Kimura Akamatsu Taro Kumamoto / Kimura Token

 

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Kimura Token
Kimura Token is led by KIMURA KANETSUGU 兼嗣 and there are two generations of the Kimura family actively producing quality swords in Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu. They have a long history in this region, and family members consist of both swordsmiths and polishers. They have developed their own style based on well forged ko-itame hada, and using home produced tamahagane. Here we have attempted to summarise their work and recent history. The new generation is also displaying substantial talent. We especially thank the family for answering our many questions.

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LINK to Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center

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KIMURA KANESHIGE

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KIMURA KANETSUGU (KANESADA)

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KIMURA KANETERU (KANEHIRO)

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KIMURA KANEHIRO (KAORU)

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KIMURA KANEMITSU (MITSUHIRO)

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Other interesting sword items from Kanemitsu san

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KIMURA KANEYUKI (YASUHIRO)

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Information on Kimura Token

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Kumabe Tadatoshi of Kumamoto

Tadatoshi was the teacher of Kimura Kaneshige in the 1930’s preWW2 period, and also had an interesting history. Like many tosho of this period, his career was dominated by WW2.
 

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