Japanese Swords : Cultural Icons of a Nation

Author(s): Colin M. Roach

Pictorial Books

Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, and martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, and technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino and a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, "Japanese Swords"includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira and Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos and a DVD, "Japanese Swords"is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.

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General Fields

  • : 9784805310359
  • : Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • : Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • : Contains Hardback and DVD
  • : December 2010
  • : 305mm X 229mm X 23mm
  • : Japan
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin M. Roach
  • : Mixed media product
  • : 623.441
  • : 240
  • : Approx 300 Illustrations