Monthly Archives: July 2012

A bit about Nakayama

Nakayama is the most famous of the mines in part because; of the ancient history surrounding the mine, the previous owners marketing skills, and the extremely fine quality of the stones from that mine. Kato-san who owned the mine from … Continue reading

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Where’d they come from.

  Maybe you have read that the sediment that formed these sharpening stones mined for 800 years in the outskirts of Kyoto was spewed as dust from a volcano. I have not, nor do I have the means to prove for sure that the particles were spewed into the … Continue reading

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