Passionate for quality, dedicated to the preservation of fine, exceptional Japanese swords and fittings whilst safeguarding these treasures for future generations.
My name is Ian Chapman and I am a collector of Japanese fine art.
Always wanted Japanese swords and fittings, so please feel free to contact me.
Japanese antiques have been my passion for over 20 years and I make regular trips to Japan to further my knowledge. When I first started learning about Japanese antiques the reference books available were mostly written in Japanese, with only a few books in English. Thankfully, Englishbooks are now far more readily available, thanks to some excellent translators.
My main objective in setting up this website is to enable other like-minded Japanese enthusiasts to enhance their own collections from a reliable, trustworthy source. I'm a strong believer in not messing about, or changing things from original, and only having restoration work done by a Japanese trained professional if absolutely necessary.