Talks and presentations

From Ko- to Ji-Sukashi:

Changes in Sukashi-Tsuba designs from the Kamakura to Muromachi period and thereafter.

Speaker: Eckhard Kremers, collector, President of the NBTHK-EB.

Duration: 25 – 30 min., followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

Sori and shape of swords:

Speaker: Graham Curtis, long-time experienced collector, retired Chairman of the Token Society of Great Britain.

Duration: 40 min.

The Gokaden:

Survey and introduction to the 5 major Koto-period sword traditions.

Speaker: Paul Bowman, collector, Chairman of Token Society of Great Britain, member of the NBTHK-EB.

Duration: 30 – 40 min, followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

Kanayama Tsuba:

History, qualities and design.

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Klojer, collector, member of the NBTHK-EB.

From Tensho- to Higo–koshirae:

The development of shapes and styles of the Muromachi-period, uchi-gatana-koshirae to Higo-koshirae, until the late Edo period.

Speakers: Eckhard Kremers and Mark Radburn, collector, member of the Token Society of Great Britain, member of the NBTHK-EB.

Duration: 30 – 40 min., followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

The new NBTHK Sword Museum:

Its architecture and it’s facilities.

Speaker: Hans Eschbaum, lifetime member of the NBTHK, collector and experienced connoisseur of Japanese swords.

Duration: Short introduction, followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

Sword Kantei:

2 to 3 Kantei sessions. Swords from different periods will be judged, their features and characteristics will be explained.

Speakers: Paul Bowman, collector Chairman of Token Society of Great Britain, member of the NBTHK-EB and Hans Eschbaum, lifetime member of the NBTHK, collector and experienced connoisseur of Japanese swords.

Duration: 40 – 60 min., followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

Lectures concerning the exhibits of swords and Kodogu alike:

Speakers: Hans Eschbaum, paul Bowman, Mark Radburn, Eckhard Kremers a.o.

This can be an open space event with several groups and moderators at the same time.

Duration: 35 min., followed by questions, private talks and discussions.

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Scheduling and language

Talks and presentations will on Saturday, June 16th 2018. The exact time will be announced closer to the event.

All talks and presentations will be held in English.

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