For 2012 Asia Week New York, Shakudo Fine Arts presented
Dragon in Samurai Art," featuring depictions of the Dragon
in samurai armor, weapons and accoutrements,
at the James Goodman Gallery on Madison Avenue at 57th street.
Stay tuned for a preview of next year's exhibition.
A Dragon deeply embossed
into a heavy iron cuirasse (detail),
this astonishing object exemplifies one of the most
and expressive uses of the uchidashi technique developed by the
top Japanese armorers of the eighteenth century