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Author Kapp, Leon, 1943-

Title The art of the Japanese sword : the craft of swordmaking and its appreciation / Leon and Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara ; photos by Yoshikazu Yoshihara and Aram Compeau.

Imprint Tokyo : Tuttle Pub., ©2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    623.441 KAP    On Holdshelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 256 pages : color illustrations, map ; 31 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Kansho: Appreciating the Japanese sword -- Rekishi: A brief history of the Japanese sword -- Tamahagane and the tatara: Traditional Japanese steel-making -- Sakuto: Making the sword -- Finishing the sword: Polishing, habaki, and saya -- Japanese Nengo eras and dates -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Author information -- Contact information.
Summary In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a comprehensive view on the making, finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades. The Japanese sword, a unique work of art in steel, can be appreciated from a number of viewpoints.
Subject Swords -- Japan
Weapons in art
Swords -- Japan -- History.
Swordsmiths -- Japan.
Added Author Yoshihara, Yoshindo, 1943-
Kapp, Hiroko, 1943-
Added Title Craft of swordmaking and its appreciation
ISBN 9784805312407 (hbk)
4805312408 (hbk)

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