Kazuki Odaira

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Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

Feb 18, 2018

Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

A Swedish man has become an unlikely protector of ancient Japanese swords by learning the art of sword-crafting, despite numerous setbacks including the major earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto in 2016. Hans Koga, 45, also known as Hansuke Koga, lives in Nagomi, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is ...