The Guardian

[Originally posted December 10th, 2014]

“Met’s metal gurus explore Game Of Thrones world of arms and armor.”

Ando described her own experiences as an apprentice to “a master in metal” – “they have you do something over and over and over … I know how to file pretty well.” She talked about the ways that blades, metallurgy and armors contain meaning in their colors and patterns. And she too had stories to tell, about her family’s long history of crafting weapons in Japan, the “national treasure” of a sword her ancestors forged and the way she’s merged a samurai’s armor with the messages of a kimono.…/met-game-of-thrones-arms-armour