Cultural Icons of A Nation : the History, Metallurgy and Iconography of the Samurai SwordKit - 2010
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.
Publisher: Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Pub., c2010
Branch Call Number: 623.441 ROA
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 32 cm. + 1 DVD