• Katana Kaji premiere performance
  • Enwave Theatre
  • November 10, 2012

Katana Kaji

Date Composed: 2012
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: November 10, 2012 - Enwave Theatre

In Japan, the sword is considered sacred and inviolable. A sword blade must not be broken, dull or bent.

The skill of Japanese swordsmith is world renowned. They developed a special process, combining hard iron around softer iron core, creating a laminated sword which was capable of maintaining a very sharp cutting edge while also being  resistant to shattering. It is a dangerous, physically demanding and laborious process which involves much folding and forge-welding.

Sword makers are devout, whispering prayers while they work.