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A recent publication is a translation of an article from the magazine Me no Me No. 413. It discusses the Higo Schools through the views of Ito Mitsuru and Ito Sanpei, both scholars and collectors of Higo tosogu. The Title is Higo-tsuba, Dandyism Expressed Through Iron. Please purchase this directly from Harry Watson. The price is $30 plus shipping.
We offer direct purchase of our two most recent publications for users of PayPal.
Kyomono no Ko-Meisaku: The Early Famed Works of the Kyoto Smiths By Yoshikawa Koen, translation by Gordon Robson
The Japanese version of this book was published in 1980, in conjunction with the 11th National Convention of the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (NTHK). The 1st half of the book is beautifully done oshigata and extensive commentary on 33 very important Koto swords from the Yamashiro Den. National Treasures, six blades from the Imperial household collection, and other fine works are included. Six pieces of excellent Kinko kodogu are shown in color at the middle of the book. 40 great blades from the Osaka-Kobe branch of the NTHK, oshigata and descriptions, fill the last half of the book. This book is 8 ¼ x 10 ¾”, perfect soft bound on 100# gloss stock, and 142 pages. All oshigata are life size and very clearly reproduced. $65. plus postage for JSS/US members. $75. plus postage for non-members. For members to purchase Kyomono no Ko-Meisaku ckick on the icon. For non-members click on Kyomono no Ko-Meisaku non-members.
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