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Aizu and Aizu Shoami Tsuba By Danny Massey, Tsuguyasu Wada
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Aizu and Aizu Shoami Tsuba is an essential reference for collectors of Nihonto (Japanese swords) and tsuba (Japanese sword guards). This work provides an overview of the history of Aizu and major... More > figures of the past in Aizu province. The kantei (evaluation) of Aizu Shoami tsuba is discussed in detail with a review of previous studies done in this area. Examples of Aizu Shoami tsuba are shown in full color with close up images of workmanship and mei (signatures). A list of makers is given and it is the most complete record of Aizu Shoami Tsuba makers ever published to date. This list includes kanji and details such as period of manufacture and work style for many of the entries. Combining an overview of the cultural history of Aizu province with the specialized study of Aizu Shoami tosogu (Japanese sword furniture) makes for a highly engaging read and enhances our overall appreciation towards Aizu Shoami tsuba wonderfully.< Less
The Namban Group of Japanese Sword Guards: A Reappraisal By Dr John Lissenden
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Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making... More > systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba. Collectors will value this study because it presents an innovative categorisation of this previously neglected group of sword guards, and serves to clarify the diversity and relationships of the Namban style. Including, as it does, expositions on both gilding and casting as related to this group of tsuba, the author’s reappraisal also uses the data on sword furniture as a new source of insight and information on historical developments in East Asia during the 16th to 18th centuries. This volume contains 17 colour plates.< Less
The Namban Group of Japanese Sword Guards By Dr John Lissenden
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Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making... More > systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba. Collectors will value this study because it presents an innovative categorisation of this previously neglected group of sword guards, and serves to clarify the diversity and relationships of the Namban style. Including, as it does, expositions on both gilding and casting as related to this group of tsuba, the author’s reappraisal also uses the data on sword furniture as a new source of insight and information on historical developments in East Asia during the 16th to 18th centuries. This volume contains 17 colour plates.< Less
Tosogu no Kigen By Masayuki Sasano
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Text only edition for those who have the original Japanese edition of Sasano Masayuki's ground breaking book on the development of tsuba, kozuka and kogai in which he challenges the prevailing post... More > war theory and suggests a much earlier date for the development of these sword fittings. Order tosogu no Kigen Picture Collection (8457249) to create the complete original book< Less
Tosogu no Kigen picture collection By Masayuki Sasano
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The illustrations from Sasano's Tosogu no Kigen. Buy this with the text edition (8441347) if you do not own the original Japanese version of the book. This way you will have the complete book.
Kokusai Tosogu Kai, 2005 International Convention and Exhibition Supplement By Richard George
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This book is a supplement to "Kokusai Tosogu Kai, 2005 International Convention & Exhibition". It includes color photographs of over 60 items that were on display at the exhibition... More > but were not included in the original exhibition catalog. In addition, it also has several articles on Japanese sword fittings related topics.< Less
Swords from the Nihonto-Club Germany 2 By Markus Sesko
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After about two years we are proud to present the second catalogue of the Nihonto-Club Germany. Again, and with the support of our members, we have collected and catalogued altogether 31 blades... More > whereas this time tsuba and kodogu also appear in the catalogue. This publication not only introduces „well-known“ and „classical“ items but also fine blades by rare masters like Jitsu´a, Ko-Hoki Sadatsuna, or the 3rd generation Hizen-Tadayoshi for example. The order follows the usual way, i.e. Koto, Sue-Koto, Keicho-Shinto, Shinto, Shinshinto, and Gendaito.< Less
Schwerter des Nihonto-Club Deutschland 2 By Markus Sesko
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Nach etwas über zwei Jahren freuen wir uns, bereits den zweiten Katalog des Nihonto-Club Deutschland präsentieren zu können. Erneut haben wir mit Unterstützung unserer Mitglieder... More > Klingen gesammelt und katalogisiert, diesmal 31 an der Zahl, wobei auch tsuba und kodogu Einzug in den Katalog gefunden haben. Es sind dabei nicht nur „altbekannte“ und „klassische“, sondern auch sehr seltene anzutreffende Meister wie z.B. Jitsu´a, Ko-Hoki Sadatsuna oder die 3. Generation Hizen-Tadayoshi vertreten. Die Reihung erfolgt in gewohnter Manier, sprich Koto, Sue-Koto, Keicho-Shinto, Shinto, Shinshinto, und Gendaito.< Less