Japanese swordsmith to make tama-hagane at U of M

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Darryl Ponder
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Japanese swordsmith to make tama-hagane at U of M

Unread post by Darryl Ponder » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:42 am

Professor Wayne Potratz at the U of M brings us this following announcement:

Taro Asano, a Japanese swordsmith from Hasima, Japan, will be visiting the art department at the University of Minnesota during the week of November 3-8, 2013. Professor Wayne Potratz will be building a traditional Kodai clay tatara and smelting magnetite iron ore on Wednesday, November 6th; Taro Asano will participate in this smelt to make tama-hagane. The smelt will be in the courtyard of the East Building, Regis Center for Art from 7 AM - 6 PM

Taro will then make a presentation on Thursday, November 7th at 7 PM in the Influx Auditorium, East Building of the Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Avenue South, West Bank campus U of MN Minneapolis, MN 55455. The presentation is free and open to the public. Taro is bringing several katanas with him. His English is good and he will be accompanied by Allen Rozen, a smith from Toronto, who has been arranging Taro's workshops in Canada and the US.

Regards,

Wayne E. Potratz
Professor and Scholar of the College of Art

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Re: Japanese swordsmith to make tama-hagane at U of M

Unread post by kevinToboja » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:51 pm

Darryl - You mind if I cross post this on other forums?

Thanks

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Unread post by Darryl Ponder » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:29 pm

I don't mind.

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Thanks!

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