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水月丸 You can find a wider world by looking into your own country's culture. Japanese sword is not only the weapon that can protect yourself, but also the mirror to reflect your spirit. The tranquility is hiding in the rage. And I forge swords with a picture of combination between dynamic and static in my mind. Length 81.8cm / Curvature 2.7cm
Cooperation with Gentoubi Co., Ltd.


Ishida Kunihisa

Brief Biography

  • In 1977, Born in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture.
  • In 1995, Become a disciple of the swordsmith master Kunihira Kawachi- A holder of Intangible Cultural Properties designated by Nara Prefecture.
  • In 2001, Received the authorization of making Japanese fine sword, issued by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
  • In 2001, Awarded the prize for effort and the best new artist at the Exhibition of Newly Made Swords.
  • In 2002, Set up his workshop 'Kunihisa Tantojyo'.
  • In 2005, Received the Kanto-sho Prize at the first Omamori Katana Exhibition.
  • In 2007, Participated for a swords making demonstration in Festival of Traditional Japanese Arts and 3rd International Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition Alytus 2007, held in Alytus, Lithuania.
  • In 2007, 2009, 2012, Displayed his work in ‘Shinsaku Nihonto and Sword Craftsmen Competition’ at Sano Art Museum.
  • In 2008, 2013, 2016, Awarded the prize for effort at Exhibition of Newly Made Swords.
  • In 2012, Exhibited his work at ‘EVANGELION and Japanese Swords’ held at Bizen Osafune Japanese sword Museum, etc.
  • In 2013, Displayed his work at ‘Two-dimensional vs Katana Exhibition’ held at Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum, etc.
  • In 2016, Forged the votive sword, a tribute to Atsuta Shrine at the shrine precinct.
  • In 2017, Exhibited his work in ‘Touken Ranbu’ the Mikazuki Munechika Restoration Project at the Exhibition of Kunihira Kawachi Ichimon held at Mitsukoshi Ginza, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi.
  • In 2018, Displayed his work at ‘Ritual New Year’s Sword Exhibition’ held at Yushukan Museum, Yasukuni Shrine. Received the Contemporary Swords and Artworks Awards of Excellence.