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Reclaiming the Soul of a City: The ‘Yamatorige’ Project

Help us to return an 800 year old slice of history and renowned National Treasure to the people of Setouchi.

Reclaiming the Soul of a City: The ‘Yamatorige’ Project

Help us to return an 800 year old slice of history and renowned National Treasure to the people of Setouchi.

¥846,409
pledged of 10.000.000 ¥pledged of 10.000.000 ¥ goal
59
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 18 2019 9:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 30, 2019
 

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    This beautiful piece shows a traditional sword oshigata, carefully printed on traditional ‘hososhi’ – long used in Japan for calligraphy and hanging scrolls.

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