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E Masters of Keicho Shinto By Markus Sesko
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E Masters of Keicho-Shinto. Featured swordsmiths: Umetada Myouju, Horikawa Kunihiro, Horikawa Kunitomo, Horikawa Kuniyasu, Horikawa Kunimasa, Awa no Kami Ariyoshi, Fujiwara Hirozane, Osumi no Jo... More > Masahiro, Dewa no Daijo Kunimichi, Horikawa Yoshikuni, Horikawa Hiroyuki, Etchu no Kami Masatoshi, Iga no Kami Kinmichi, Echigo no Kami Kinmichi, Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi, Noda Hankei, Nanki Shigekuni, Tegai Kanekuni, Echizen Yasutsugu, Higo no Daijo Sadakuni, Echizen Kanenori, Echizen Kanetane, Yamato no Daijo Masanori, Wakasa Fuyuhiro, Kashu Kanewaka, Sagami no Kami Masatsune, Hida no Kami Ujifusa, Hoki no Kami Nobutaka, Kaneie/Nobuie, Aki Teruhiru 1st, Aki Teruhiro 2nd, Hizen Tadayoshi, Hizen Munetsugu, Dotanuki Kiyokuni< Less
E Soken Kinko Zufu By Tsunashiro Wada
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Reprint and translation of Wada Tsunashiro's 1913 publication Soken Kinko Zufu with all 698 illustrations. Wada features roughly 400 artists in what was back then one of the most comprehensive... More > overview of Japanese sword fittings.< Less
E Akasaka Tanko Roku By Yokichi Ogura
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Reprint and translation of Ogura So'emon Yokichi's 1921 publication Akasaka Tanko Roku with all 48 illustrations.
Akasaka Tanko Roku By Yokichi Ogura
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Reprint and translation of Ogura So'emon Yokichi's 1921 publication Akasaka Tanko Roku with all 48 illustrations.
Soken Kinko Zufu By Tsunashiro Wada
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Reprint and translation of Wada Tsunashiro's 1913 publication Soken Kinko Zufu with all 698 illustrations. Wada features roughly 400 artists in what was back then one of the most comprehensive... More > overview of Japanese sword fittings.< Less
E Japan's Most Important Sword Fittings By Markus Sesko
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This booklet features all 27 sword fittings that are to the present day designated as juyo-bunkazai (Important Cultural Property) and 28 sword fittings that hold the discontinued status of... More > juyo-bijutsuhin (Important Art Work).< Less
E Swordsmiths of Japan By Markus Sesko
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This index contains a comprehensive listing of more than 20,000 Japanese swordsmiths, i.e. from kotô to shinsakutô. It is not simply a list of names, it also provides biographical... More > information according to the extent of a smith´s fame. Aim is to give the reader a coherent picture of a certain smith, that means his civilian name, how did he sign, in which style did he work, and who was his master or his school environment. Thereby, the most common theories on a smith are included and discrepancies in the transmissions are pointed out. In addition, historic portraits of smiths, about 400 photographs of contemporary smiths, and pictures that contribute to the understanding of an entry were added. This work is a revised and completely new recorded list of smiths by incorporating all relevant Japanese and non-Japanese sources. Incorrect entries and double listings were deleted and readings corrected. The smiths are listed in alphabetical order and sorted according to their used characters.< Less
Swordsmiths of Japan KURA-SANE By Markus Sesko
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This index contains a comprehensive listing of more than 20,000 Japanese swordsmiths, i.e. from kotô to shinsakutô. It is not simply a list of names, it also provides biographical... More > information according to the extent of a smith´s fame. Aim is to give the reader a coherent picture of a certain smith, that means his civilian name, how did he sign, in which style did he work, and who was his master or his school environment. Thereby, the most common theories on a smith are included and discrepancies in the transmissions are pointed out. In addition, historic portraits of smiths, about 400 photographs of contemporary smiths, and pictures that contribute to the understanding of an entry were added. This work is a revised and completely new recorded list of smiths by incorporating all relevant Japanese and non-Japanese sources. Incorrect entries and double listings were deleted and readings corrected. The smiths are listed in alphabetical order and sorted according to their used characters.< Less
Swordsmiths of Japan SATO-ZEN By Markus Sesko
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This index contains a comprehensive listing of more than 20,000 Japanese swordsmiths, i.e. from kotô to shinsakutô. It is not simply a list of names, it also provides biographical... More > information according to the extent of a smith´s fame. Aim is to give the reader a coherent picture of a certain smith, that means his civilian name, how did he sign, in which style did he work, and who was his master or his school environment. Thereby, the most common theories on a smith are included and discrepancies in the transmissions are pointed out. In addition, historic portraits of smiths, about 400 photographs of contemporary smiths, and pictures that contribute to the understanding of an entry were added. This work is a revised and completely new recorded list of smiths by incorporating all relevant Japanese and non-Japanese sources. Incorrect entries and double listings were deleted and readings corrected. The smiths are listed in alphabetical order and sorted according to their used characters.< Less
Swordsmiths of Japan AKI-KUNI By Markus Sesko
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This index contains a comprehensive listing of more than 20,000 Japanese swordsmiths, i.e. from kotô to shinsakutô. It is not simply a list of names, it also provides biographical... More > information according to the extent of a smith´s fame. Aim is to give the reader a coherent picture of a certain smith, that means his civilian name, how did he sign, in which style did he work, and who was his master or his school environment. Thereby, the most common theories on a smith are included and discrepancies in the transmissions are pointed out. In addition, historic portraits of smiths, about 400 photographs of contemporary smiths, and pictures that contribute to the understanding of an entry were added. This work is a revised and completely new recorded list of smiths by incorporating all relevant Japanese and non-Japanese sources. Incorrect entries and double listings were deleted and readings corrected. The smiths are listed in alphabetical order and sorted according to their used characters.< Less