Craftsmanship Taking Pride
There are moments when you get jolted back to what really matters. This short documentation of the process in which classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam recreates a lost masterpiece by the 19th century Mito tsuba artist, Hagia Katsuhira is one of them. My jaw was literally on the floor in awe of the commitment and precision – and most of all the beauty of the process itself. The sword-guard that the artist re-created is incredibly beautiful in itself and the journey that Ford Hallam undertook is even more beautiful.
Do you love what you do ?
Is it possible to even remotely approach this level of dedication and precision in your own work? This film made me stop and reflect on all this and I encourage you to invest 30 mins of your time to watch this.
The project and filming was funded by Mr Bob Morrison and took place from June to October 2009.
Feature image & images 1-2: courtesy of Per Zennstrom