NIPPON GENSHOSHA INC.
We, Nippon Genshosha, built a forge in Kyotango,
a place with deep ties to sword making.
With our honed skills and new values that reflect the present,
we are leading the next era for Japanese swords.
What a Japanese Sword is.
It’s the soul
It’s the art
It’s the art
A sharp, sophisticated form with honed shine and a unique, beautiful Hamon pattern.
NIPPON GENSHOSHA INC.The company was founded by a new generation of swordsmiths who aspire
to create Japanese swords that reflect the present.
As well as producing Japanese swords, we manufacture tamahagané (carbon steel) based products
and demonstrate sword making processes in events.
We are also committed to promoting Japanese swords and training swordsmiths.
By sealing a Japanese sword in resin,
it is made possible to experience its beauty,
and by immersing it in a contemporary living environment,
a new style of Japanese sword is created.
March 27, 2019
President Tomoki Kuromoto
Director Kosuke Yamazoe
Director Tomoyuki Miyagi
GENSHOSHA was formed.
Performed a demonstration of sword making with Fuji Japanese Sword Training Centre at Nobunaga Festival in Fujimiya city, Shizuoka.
Participated in a demonstration of Japanese sword making over a week in the Republic of Buryatia as part of a team of Japanese swordsmiths invited to visit Russia. The head of Buryatia also visited.
Demonstrated sword making during a Japanese craft experience fair by a listed skill conservation organisation, sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Interviewed for an article in Cocoroe Tokyo, a career education magazine for high school students.
Founded NIPPON GENSHOSHA.
Interview article issued in Waraku Web, a Japanese culture magazine.
Invited to perform again at Nobunaga Festival in Fujimiya city, Shizuoka.
Commissioned by the national wall technique preservation group to create plasterers’ trowels made of tamahagané (carbon steel used for Japanese swords).
Produced a sword to be displayed at Hosho Noh Theatre and used in a Noh theatre performance, Kokaji, by Shinya Kobayashi.
Invited by Kyoto Tango Heritage Archive Museum to perform a demonstration of sword making at the Former Nagashima Residence.