Japanese Sword: A Treasure Celebrated for Over a Thousand Years (2nd Edition)

by KAZUHIKO INADA
$135.00

Publisher: Nui Nui

Publication Date: November 01, 2018

ISBN: 9782889358175

Binding: Hardback

Availability: Pre-order

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Masterpieces forged by Japanese artisans accompanied by a glossary of specialised terms and a highly informative commentary. Discover ten ancient Japanese swords in museum collections reproduced in all their splendid detail on double pages with gatefolds plus forty-five additional Japanese swords plus thirty-five accessories and handles. SELLING POINTS: Fans of traditional Japanese swords, katana and war customs shouldn't miss this book! Detailed texts by the greatest specialised Japanese authors and scholars All the swords were chosen in the main Japanese museums for their historical and artistic significance Stunning photos, taken with special permission from the museums, reproduce the swords in splendid detail and in their original sizes A highly-informative commentary accompanies each sword, including information on the master who forged it and on its historical and artistic significance Printed in Japan with high-quality graphic arts Includes 20 double spread gatefolds