A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll

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This book is a primer for the person who may have a passing interest in Japanese Swords, but do not know where to start. But; there are those that look beyond the blade to what it may have meant to those who carried them. It revolves around five swords and a hanging scroll that came to the United States about 1946. These swords date from 1400 to Jan 1944. A sixth sword given to a Marine Defender of Wake Island by the C.O. of a Japanese POW camp. Three of these swords, have original short stories that focus on these swords. The scroll, is a painting of a samurai sitting beneath a Cherry tree with writing materials. The Book,has 144 pages richly illustrated with about 110 photos, & "Care and Cleaning of Japanese Swords". This version of the book is in Color.
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  • By areviewer
    Sep 3, 2009
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll will make an interesting addition to the libraries of those who are interested in the tradition, culture, and manufacturing and maintenance techniques of Japanese swords. The author blends history, technical detail, and fiction in an intriguing narrative that takes the reader through the various facets of Japanese sword making and, by extension, to some aspects of Japanese -- and American -- history and culture both past and more recent.
  • By Patrick Hilley
    Feb 5, 2009
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" Good interesting facts on a fairly specialised subject some of the human touches brought about by the authors research are enlightining and add value to the story. Altogether a good read.
  • By Roger Mansell
    Apr 21, 2005
    "A Book of Five Swords and a Scroll" A fascinating overview of Japanese sword history plus a remarkable story about a POW, Randolph June, who accepted the Japanese Commanders family sword at the surrender. Marine Sergeant June was respected not just his mates but by the rather hard-nosed Japanese Commander who chose to surrender to June rather than to the American officers. The author has created one of the best and simplist books about the history, manufacture and meaning of Japanese swords. While some of the pictures are low grade scans, the story is well and fully told.
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November 11, 2011
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