Japanese Sword Guards-Art of War

Japanese Sword Guards-Art of

JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS-ART OF WAR by Gary Murtha- A 300 page (250 color pages), soft cover book that contains over 450 photos of over 250 different tsuba. I set out to make this book different than previous tsuba reference books. Although it contains extensive information on artists, schools, extensive genealogy, styles, techniques, family crests, and history, it also delves into related areas that most books fail to cover. I have used a kaleidoscope of ideas, stories, facts, and images to show the direct relationship tsuba have with Japanese art, history, folk legend, religion, nature, things related to everyday Japanese life, and of course the samurai warrior. Read about the three-legged toad, the white rabbit of Inaba, Saigo the monk, the eight views of omi, the heike crab, the mythical kirin, sake Sojo, Anchin and Kiyohime, the magical tea kettle, the fox's wedding, the demon Shuten Doji, the story of Yoro-yama, and Ono no Michikaze. Find out who the seven sages of the bamboo grove are. Learn about the battle at Sekigahara, the Gempei Wars, and the warriors Minamoto Yoshitsune, Kata Kiyomasa, Takeda Shingen, Nobushige, and more. In a kaleidoscope, many parts are moved in position to one another, inviting the viewer to look at the tsuba in a new and different way. This book is ...

  • ASIN: 1495115208

Tsuba Japanese Samurai Katana Sword Guard Photo Book

Tsuba Japanese Samurai Katana Sword Guard Photo

  • ASIN: 4586503300

Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba

Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi

By Sukashi Tsuba - 7x10" 284 pages profusely illustrated on regular paper and a few on glossy color illustrated paper. Copyright1972, stated First Printing, top edge of front flap looks price clipped but visible at bottom flap $15.00, published by Japan Publications, Inc.

  • ASIN: 0870401769

Japanese Sword Guards: Family Crests, the Art of Mon

Japanese Sword Guards: Family Crests, the Art of

Japanese Sword Guards: Family Crests, The Art of Mon- January 2017, 110 pages, laminated soft cover, by Gary Murtha. This book covers the lineage of the imperial household and the major samurai clans as well as over 150 illustrations of family crests. It contains 77 full color pages with 175 color photos of over 80 different mon bearing tsuba and a full English glossary with Japanese kanji. A must have for the historian and collector.

  • ASIN: 1532328885

Tsuba: Japanese Sword Guards

Tsuba: Japanese Sword

"TSUBA-Japanese Sword Guards" 2012 book by Gary Murtha, containing information on over 65 tsuba making schools and groups, an artist index with information and kao and kakihan of nearly 2,000 artists and illustrations of over 60 b/w tsuba.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------My first book about Japanese tsuba was published in 1981 and was titled The Tsuba. I followed up with Japanese Sword Guard Artists in 1982 and The Samurai Sword-American Perspective Vol. II Fittings in 1984 that contained information on nearly 2,000 artists. All of my books have been out-of-print for close to thirty years. In 2001 a masterful 3 volume set titled Index of Japanese Sword Fittings & Associated Artists by Robert Haynes was published, but it is now difficult to find and price prohibitive for many collectors. The set contains an index of 12,560 artists and should be in every collector’s library if at all possible. Last year I started work on this tsuba book because I felt that an economical alternative was needed for those who cannot afford the high-end books. By using OCR technology I was able to activate portions of my book, The Samurai Sword-An American Perspective Vol. II Fittings, add illustrations and expand the information in the section covering ...

  • ASIN: B008DL2E7A

Illustrated Catalogue of the Noteworthy Collection of Cloisonne and Other Enamels Old Japanese Bronzes Sword Guards Knife Handles Swords Lacquers and Fine Old Brocades belonging to Dr. Alfred Owre of

Illustrated Catalogue of the Noteworthy Collection of Cloisonne

Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1917]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - English, Pages 189. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS.


One Hundred Masterpieces from the Collection of Dr. Walter A. Compton: Japanese Swords, Sword Fittings & Other Accoutrements

One Hundred Masterpieces from the Collection of Dr.

Essays by William Tilley and Walter Compton II. Catalogue by Robert Haynes and D. Martin Lorber. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white and in color. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the covers and spine stamped in gilt.

  • Brand: Brand: Christie Manson Woods Intl
  • ASIN: 1880907003

Collection of Japanese Sword Guards and Selected Pieces of Sword

Collection of Japanese Sword Guards and Selected Pieces

Book by Hamilton, J. H.

  • Brand: Brand: Peabody Essex Museum
  • ASIN: 087577041X

Japanese Sword Guards and Fittings / Tsuba

Japanese Sword Guards and Fittings /

  • ASIN: 4895112136

ROKUSHO Vol.28 / Tsuba / The Japanese Sword guards

ROKUSHO Vol.28 / Tsuba / The Japanese Sword

  • ASIN: 4895115585
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