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Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation


Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation

Author: Colin M Roach
$39.99(AUD)  inc GST
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"Tracks the fundamental transition from the sword as a mythological instrument to a functional tool for war, and finally to the display art commodity it is today." -- "Publishers Weekly" Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, and martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, and technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino and a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, "Japanese Swords" includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira and Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos and a DVD, "Japanese Swords" is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.
"This oversized 176-page hardcover is overflowing with color and black-and-white photographs."--Black Belt
Author description
Colin M. Roach has a passion for Japan's archetypal warrior culture and has trained with some of the top teachers of aikido and iaido in Japan and America. His previous publications include: "The Sword of Compassion" and "The Yama Oroshi Dojo" and "the Art of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship." He lives in Utah with his family.
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General Fields

  • : 9784805313312
  • : Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • : Tuttle Shokai Inc
  • : Contains Paperback and DVD
  • : August 2014
  • : 305mm X 229mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 623.441
  • : 176
  • : approx 300 illustrations
  • : Colin M Roach