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Japanese Master Swordsmiths: The Gassan Tradition: Ogawa, Morihiro

Ogawa, Morihiro

Published by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts (1989)

ISBN 10: 0878463097 ISBN 13: 9780878463091

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Item Description: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989. Softcover. Black & illus. wraps, 85 pp., many BW illus. Text is in English and Japanese. Issued in conjunction with a 1988-1989 exhibition of 10 Japanese swords made by members of Gassan family. "Swordsmithing, like all traditional Japanese crafts, requires superior skill, vast experience, and enormous patience. A great Japanese sword, often the most highly prized household treasure in a Japanese family, is gradually formed of some 30,000 layers of iron." (foreword) The narrative covers the background of the Gassan School and Dewa Sanzen, as well as the Gassan Swordmaking Studio in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The annotated and illustrated catalogue addresses all 10 examples. Includes a glossary of relevant terms. Uncommon. VG- (Slight scuffs to covers; pages have aged lightly; text and illus. are clear.). Bookseller Inventory # 152066

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TSUCHIKO, TAMIO.

Published by Kodansha., Tokyo. (2002)

ISBN 10: 4770028547 ISBN 13: 9784770028549

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Item Description: Kodansha., Tokyo., 2002. Translated by Kenji Mishina. Black and white photographic and line illustrations, 254pp, glossary, index, dustjacket, quarto. "In this insightful volume, noted sword expert, journalist, and editor, Tamio Tsuchiko, explores the world of gendaito, visiting its practitioners and sharing views and ideas. Through close-up interviews with twenty gendai-tosho, and dialogues between smiths and polishers, Tsuchiko presents the reader with a fascinating and enriching array of experiences, theories, and reflections from those at the forefront of modern sword craftsmanship, as they take this ancient art into purely aesthetic directions. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which provides a context of sword history, from the types of blades, their respective periods, and the prominent styles of workmanship. This will primarily be of interest to specialists. Diagrams accompany explanations of key terminology, which can be cross-referenced in a detailed glossary and index. The centerpiece of The New Generation of Japanese Swordsmiths, however, hinges on part two, in which Tsuchiko visits twenty gendai-tosho, revealing their thoughts, experiences, and aims, and providing the reader with the most comprehensive discourse on gendaito to appear in English. In part three, Tsuchiko presents in-depth interviews with three of the leading figures of the sword society: Akitsugu Amata (Living National Treasure swordsmith); Kokan Nagayama (Living National Treasure sword polisher); and Mitsuo Shibata (Japan's most influential sword dealer)." Publisher's description. Bookseller Inventory # 67338

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Ogawa, Morihiro

Published by White Lotus, Boston (1989)

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Item Description: White Lotus, Boston, 1989. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: no dj. Ogawa, Morihiro (illustrator). First. Japanese Master Swordsmiths. book. Bookseller Inventory # I4850

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Japanese Swordsmiths Volume Two: W. M. Hawley

W. M. Hawley

Published by W. M. Hawley (1967)

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Item Description: W. M. Hawley, 1967. Book Condition: Very Good. Rare Volume Two, HB, No DJ, not library. Blue hardboards with no markings, labels or personalizing. No thumping on corners or spine. pages crisp and not creased. Slight browning on edges of end plates. Spine cracked at hinge to front board, has gilt lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 328

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Tsuchiko, Tamio

Published by Kodansha International Ltd (2002)

ISBN 10: 4770028547 ISBN 13: 9784770028549

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Item Description: Kodansha International Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Used, Internally looks Unread - Quick flick through pages could not see any issues - All Pages appear clean and unmarked. A Very Good personal reading copy. Light wear only to unclipped dust wrapper, which has now been fitted with removable archive acetate film. Dispatched within 24 Hours Mon - Friday 3pm, except bank holidays, otherwise next business day - excellent service guaranteed. 1220g; 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 4259

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Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara

Published by Kodansha Inetrnational, New York (2002)

ISBN 10: 4770019629 ISBN 13: 9784770019622

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Item Description: Kodansha Inetrnational, New York, 2002. Book Condition: Molto Buono. Kodansha Inetrnational, New York, 2002. Autore/i: Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara. cart. edit. con sovraccoperta ill. colori. num. ill. b/n n.t. ISBN 4770019629 9788873201182 9784770019622 Testo in Inglese.The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan's most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare.The types of sword that have been made, their forging methods, and the styles of blade have been influenced by historical events and shaped by developments in the means of combat, giving rise to five distinct periods and a host of styles and schools. The most recent period, gendaito, began in the late nineteenth century, during Japan's drive to modernize its military forces. The demand for traditional swords all but disappeared, and many schools and styles became virtually extinct. In this authoritative new book, Leon and Hiroko Kapp, together with leading swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara, coauthors of the bestselling The Craft of the Japanese Sword, describe this most recent period of sword history, and present the work of key craftsmen active today. Through a detailed chronicle of major events in the modern sword world, the authors illustrate the developments in sword-making, its movement into artistic spheres, and the challenges swordsmiths have faced over the last century. Many of today's smiths seek to revive the ancient arts of sword forging, and at the same time create a vital and meaningful artistic role for the sword in a modern context. In part three of this book, the authors present informative interviews with twenty-two modern smiths, who demonstrate how the blade's aesthetic power derives from a symmetry of the sword's basic elements-steel, shape, and texture-and this harmony affords the blade a singular and delicate beauty. Part four widens the scope beyond swordsmiths to include perspectives from other experts involved with gendaito, from martial arts practitioner to metallurgist. The book also includes comprehensive and intricate lineage charts of the major historical schools.The heightened aesthetic sense that characterizes the contemporary sword and its production has ushered in what can be categorized as a distinctly new era of sword history-shin-gendaito. Throughout this book the authors make a compelling argument for the introduction of this new term, which can more accurately reflect the dynamic changes that have taken place in this most modern chapter of sword history. Lavishly illustrated with rare historical photographs and works of the best smiths, including Living National Treasures, this will be essential reading for the student and connoisseur alike, as well as readers interested in skilled craftsmanship in general. (F4) 20X26 1000 grammi cart. edit. con sovraccoperta ill. colori. Bookseller Inventory # LdS0000936

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KAPP, Leon and Hiroko, & Yoshindo Yoshihara.

Published by Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2002 (2002)

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Item Description: Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2002, 2002. Quarto. Original black and grey boards. With the dust jacket. Very slight shelf-wear, else very good. Profusely illustrated throughout. First edition of this excellent reference work tracing the lineage and work of the sword-smiths active in Japan since the beginning of the Meiji-era. The authors detail the events of the modern sword world, developments in sword-making, the movement into artistic spheres, and the challenges many smiths face in reviving ancient art of Japanese sword forging. Bookseller Inventory # 107854

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Japanese Swordsmiths Revised

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Item Description: Self Published. Book Condition: Very Good. B000HW4I4A Very Good Minus; Hardcover; Nice overall condition; Covers are still glossy with just minor shelfwear and edgewear; Few light blemishes to the textblock edges, otherwise unmarked textblock edges; Minor age-related yellowing to the endpapers with previous owner's name whited-out to the front endpaper; Text pages are all clean and unmarked; Excellent binding; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" - 11.75" tall); Heavy (5.3 lbs); Brown covers with gold seal to front cover and title in gold lettering along spine; 1981, Self Published; 1046 pages; "Japanese Swordsmiths Revised," by W.M. Hawley. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U38YE16805027

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Hawley, W. M. \\\(Complier\\\)

Published by Hawley Publications, Hollywood (1981)

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Item Description: Hawley Publications, Hollywood, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. first edition. Hollywood: Hawley Publications, 1981. Near Fine. Hollywood: Hawley Publications, 1981. Near Fine. Near fine copy in polished brown boards, publsihers supplement laid-in. 1046pp plus supplement. An essentaily reference work. Book is tight and completely free of all markings. No DJ as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 3606

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JAPANESE SWORDSMITHS. THE FIRST EDITION. 13,000 NAMES: HAWLEY, W.M. comp.
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Item Description: Hollywood 1966-67, Hawley. Blue cloth, FIRST EDITION, 2 vol. set, 492+756p. [1257p .in all], swordmaker index, very clean solid, the complete set, 14 x 21 cm., EXTRA CLEAN SHARP COPY vol. 1 in mylar dj. RARE! THE ORIGINAL FIRST & BEST EDITION Perhaps the most comprehensive, useful single resource on Japanese swordsmiths ever published in English. * Hawley was an avid collector of Japanese swords and had a magnificent collection. He was also an astute student of Japanese and could read and write with much skill. His books, charts and pamphlets are all useful to those who do not read Japanese. For them he opens a whole new world into the world of Japanese swords. * The book is nicely organized for easy use, entries are in alphabetical order, place, type of sword made, teacher, school, dates, Kanji name & place characters. * Complete, with the supplemental lists of 4000 swordsmiths, steel and temper line characteristics of 2500 smiths, glossary of 1000 sword terms, 30 pages of illustrations with numerous tables. * This work remains the standard and "classic" for sword students, collectors, dealers and museums. . An invaluable comprehensive reference resource, copious in nature. ***. Bookseller Inventory # 99021602

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