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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 12-24-2015 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know next to nothing about Japan and the silver crafts.....

More than once I have heard it suggested that silver craft in Japan was limited by the scarcity of silver metal in Japan.

I was just reading about how in the 1500/1600 a mine in Japan produced 1/3 of the world's supply of silver. Iwamiginzan silver mine

Was silver mostly used for coins in Japan or was the Japanese silversmiths art flourishing and we have not had much discussion/examples here on the SFF?

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Polly

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I've wondered the same thing.

When we were in Japan on vacation last year, we saw lots of glorious metalwork in bronze, gold, iron, and steel in the museums, but very little silver.

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