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Nishioka Fumio: An Armorer Bringing National Treasures Back to Life

Traditional Japanese armor combines a diverse set of different crafts and skills, including lacquer, leather, and textile work. Professional armor restorer Nishioka Fumio is one of the few people in Japan with all these skills at his command. We spoke to him about his work restoring some of the masterpieces of Japanese armor to their former glory.
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Craftsman Robert Soanes: Restorer of Samurai ArmorTony McNicol

Englishman Robert Soanes specializes in the restoration and conservation of samurai armor, swords, and other Japanese antiques. Nippon.com visited him at his home in the English seaside resort of Brighton.
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