Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation .

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.

Authors: Colin M. Roach

Date: 2010-12-10

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Format: PDF/EPUB

Pages: 176



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 4805310359

ISBN13: 9784805310359

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