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Nihon-Koto-Shi: History of the Swords of the Koto Period (up to 1596) (JAPANESE TEXT)

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Title:Nihon-Koto-Shi: History of the Swords of the Koto Period (up to 1596) (JAPANESE TEXT)
Price:GBP£150.00 (about USD$187.60)
Book ID:B009-3770
Publisher:Nihon Bijutsu, Tokyo, Jpan, 1963
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Good (Card Slipcase)
Nihon Bijutsu, 1963, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good (Card Slipcase), First Thus

A study of Koto swords by the leading authority of the twentieth century - Dr, Honma Junji - regarded as one of the great experts on Japanese swords & who was a president of the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai. The book includes 51 pages of b/w. photo. plates of sword blades; oshigata* & text in Japanese. *(Oshigata is the traditional means, used by Japanese appraisers since before the Japanese middle ages to record all the metallurgical activities in the steel of a Japanese sword that make it unique to any other sword. This acquired skill is passed down esoterically from teacher to student, using traditional techniques & tools, secret to that particular linage of appraisers.) Reprint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 246 + 51 pages. Text is in Japanese. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. slight damage to slip-case spine (repaired). Previous owner's signature in ink inside front cover. Gilt titles spine. blue cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Archaeology; Japanese Swords; Sword Making; Japan; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Japanese Language; Martial Arts. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3770.
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