Sword

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Hiroshi IwaharaHiroshi Iwahara
ITEM RF-72
Created
Size
(box body)
130×364×40 mm
Size
(storage part)
9×9×50 mm
Material silky oak, wendge, tochi(Japanese horse chestnut crepe), etc.
This work was designed for an exhibition with the theme, “Karakuri Experiments”.
It was challenging to create it. The image for this sword came from a Western sword that fits in a scabbard. A wooden sword comes out, but it won't be pulled out completely. It's not difficult to operate, but I believe it's a unique item. Swords appear widely in various video games and other works. In Japan as well, the popular anime featuring Japanese swords has led to the popularity of sword making tutorials and cardboard sword making. What kind of item did the Karakuri sword become?

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