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Book Description
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.)
Dealer Notes
JAPANESE TEXT; Reprint: First Thus; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Gilt titles spine; Previous owner's signature in ink inside front cover.
Author Honma, Dr. Junji
Date 1963
Binding Hardcover (Original Blue Cloth) in card slip-case
Publisher Nihon Bijutsu (Tokyo, Japan)
Illustrator illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.
Condition Near Fine Condition; slight damage to slip-case spine (repaired)
Pages 246 + 51

Price: £150.00

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