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JAPANESE SWORDS: CULTURAL ICONS OF A NATION
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JAPANESE SWORDS: CULTURAL ICONS OF A NATION

Author: Colin M. Roach
Publisher: TUTTLE Publishing, Dec 2010
Binding: Book & DVD Set
ISBN: 4-8053-1035-9

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A unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, & technological perspective. Includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira & Gassan Sadatoshi.A must-have addition to any Japanophile's library. Includes DVD, 300 Illus; 9x12 inches; 176 pgs.

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Foreword by Nicklaus Suino

Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, & martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, & technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino & a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, Japanese Swords includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira & Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos & a DVD, Japanese Swords is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colin M. Roach
has a passion for Japan's archetypal warrior culture & has trained with some of the top teachers of aikido & iaido in Japan & America. His previous publications include: The Sword of Compassion & The Yama Oroshi Dojo & the Art of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship. He lives in Utah with his family.


 
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