7 July 2022 | online
The Australia Japan Society – Queensland Inc. is delighted to host an evening with Paul Martin.
Join us to learn more about Japanese swords and what is being done to preserve the craft of swordsmithing in Japan as well as the swords themselves.
About the speaker, Paul Martin is a former curator from the British Museum in London. He is also a Masters graduate from UC Berkeley. He has lived in Japan since 2004 (apart from attending Berkeley).
He is currently the first-ever recognised foreign specialist of Japanese swords by Japan Tourist Agency (MLIT), a trustee for the Public Foundation: the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Sword Culture (NBSK), a Samurai Spirit Tourism ambassador for Fukushima Prefecture, and advisor to the San’in Tourist Org (Shimane and Tottori Prefectures), and the founder of the Shin-Gobankaji Project.
He has produced several leading books and DVDs, as well as translations for many major sword exhibitions in Japan.
Registration required. Further event details will be sent upon registration.