Fusartaro Hammer Fist and Steel
This gentleman is a very rare master Japanese sword smith. He is a 25th generation smith, and legacy of the Kanefusa family tradition. His swords command extremely high prices, and are coveted by CEOs of large Japanese companies, very serious collectors and practitioners of Japanese martial arts. Permission to photograph him in Japan is a privilege rarely permitted. I like how the smiths fist and hammer are visible at the heart of the explosion in this photo. The smithy is kept dark so that the smith can judge the temperature of the metal by the intensity and color of its glow.