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Published: 02 March 1998

368 Pages | b&w photos

7-1/2 x 10-1/8 inches

ISBN: 9784770020710

Bookseller Code (02)


The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords

Kokan Nagayama

A Publication of Kodansha USA

  • Japanese swords have gained popularity as art objects
  • Most detailed information has only been available in Japanese
  • Comprehensive guide gives all background readers need to fully understand and appreciate Japanese swords *Practical approach
  • Each section ends with an easy reference chart summarizing distinctive featues of work of various schools and smiths *Chapters on terminology, care, and appraisal
  • Illustrated throughout with over 550 of author's oshigata (sword tracings with hand-pencilled detail)
  • Author is foremost living sword polisher and teacher

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