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MENOME MIND'S EYE - Japanese Sword holy place Shu-sui Museum -No.478

ISSN0386-1481 08641-07

MENOME MIND'S EYE July/2016

Japanese Sword Introduction of newly established Mori commemorative Shu-sui Museum commentary by Dr. Tanobe Michihiro 

A4 size 144 pages

Written in Japanese

Publisher : Menome

Mino Sword Smiths Directory - Mino Touko Meikan

Written by Sugiura Yoshiyuki

Publisher : Ribun Shuppan Soft cover 362pages

From Kamakura period upto Modern sword in Mino province - 2000 makers directory

Full-size Oshigata drawing of Nakago hilt 475 items

Written in Japanese

Things to know about Historical famed Japanese sword

ISBN978-4-584-13655-3

Historical Episodes and Trivias of 101 famed Japanese Swords - from the Japan mythology till Meiji Restoration 

221pages

Supervisor :  Yoshiyuki SUGIURA

Publisher KK bestsellers

Written in Japanese

Schoolbook of Japanese Sword (Nihonto-no Kyokasho)

ISBN978-4-490-20877-1

How to make Japanese Sword

Name of each part, Transformation of shape in ages, Features of schools or regions and important points of  view

A5 size 314 pages

Written by Taeko WATANABE / Maki SUMI

Publisher Tokyo-do Shuppan

Written in Japanese

MENOME MIND'S EYE - Beginner's book of Japanese Swords -No.455

ISSN0386-1481 08641-08

MENOME MIND'S EYE August/2014

  1. Introduction of Katanas related to the famed Samurai officer Kuroda KANBEI
  2. Fascinating Japanese swords through pictures and Oshigata sketches

  3. First book of Japanese Swords through pictures and illustrations

A4 size 144 pages

Written in Japanese

Publisher : Menome

Consideration of Japanese firearms from technical side of nearly 3 century history

ISBN978-4-639-02276-3

Firearm history since 1543 the transmission of matchlock gun from Portugal to the battle of Seinan 1877

B5 size 292 pages

Written by Udagawa Takehisa

Publisher Yuzankaku

Written in Japanese

Famed Japanese swords related to history of Japan

ISBN978-4-490-20809-2

History of Japanese Sword - Trivia, Treasued Japanese Swords possesed by Feudal lords and Imperial families

Fascinating Japanese Swords closely related to the history of old Japan

278 pages

Written by Taeko WATANABE

Publisher Tokyo-do Shuppan

Written in Japanese

TSUBA eraboralte design and technique

ISBN978-4-89806-383-5

Smart fashion of Samurais' refined taste

  • Astro adn nature design
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Human livings
  • Scene of Tsuba making

A5 size 141pages black & white pictures

Written by Eiroku HAYASHI

Publisher Ribun Shuppan

Written in Japanese

Story of the Traditional Japanese Sword

ISBN978-4-89806-329-3

History of Japanese Sword - Trivia, Treasued Japanese Swords possesed by Feudal lords and so on

198pages

Written by Yoshiyuki SUGIURA

Publisher Ribun Shuppan

Written in Japanese

Handbook of the Japanese Sword

ISBN978-4-89806-362-0

Glossary of Japanese Sword - Shape, steel forging and temper pattern and so on

235pages

Written by Yoshiyuki SUGIURA

Publisher Ribun Shuppan

Written in Japanese

MENOME - hand-copying of sutras ko shakyou -No.417

MENOME June/2011

The world of Tōsougu - Wonder of Sansui motif of Chōshu Tsuba

Japanese sword YAMASHRO (Awataguchi) Commentary by Dr. Tanobe Michihiro with actual pictures or Oshigatas of signatures and entire blades

A5 size 144 pages

Written in Japanese

Publisher : Ribun Shuppan

MENOME - Ko-Karatsu -No.415

MENOME April/2011

The world of Tōsougu - Snowflake motifs of Ko-kinko, Kachushi during momoyama period

Japanese sword YAMASHRO (Sanjo/Gojo works) Commentary by Dr. Tanobe Michihiro with actual pictures or Oshigatas of signatures and entire blades

A5 size 144 pages

Written in Japanese

Publisher : Ribun Shuppan

Introduction to Japanese OMAMORI-KATANA Tantos through Pictures 5th edition

978-4990526726

Fine articles of Contemporary Japanese Swords TANTO(45 articles) and the Beauty of Fittings(17 articles)

10 swords and 4 sword fittings (National treasures, Important cultural Properties)

A4 size 63 pages full color images

Witten in Japanese

Publisher : All Japan Swordsmith Association/TV Setouchi Create

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords (NIHONTO JITEN)

Glossary of Japanese Swords, Koshriae, Representative sword smiths and Fine articles directory

A5 size 340pages Black & White

Publisher:Gakushu Kenkyusha
Written in Japanese

ENCYCLOPEDIA of the JAPANESE SWORDS

World's pround Samureai Spirits

143pages Full Color

Written by Ineda Kazuhiko

Publisher : Gakushu Kenkyusha

Witten in Japanese

ENCYCLOPEDIA of the JAPANESE SWORDS II

Traditional Five Schools Yamato, Yamashiro, Bizen, Soshu and Mino school
Basic styles of Koshirae Tensho, Momoyama, Satsuma and Higo koshirae

159pages Full Color

Written by Ineda Kazuhiko

Publisher : Gakushu Kenkyusha

Witten in Japanese

DVD video Contemporary Soshu-den school

ISBN978-4-9902316-8-2

Sword Forge documentary video by Miyairi Shosaemon Yukihira

Intoroduce forging process of traditional method Honsanmai

DVD video disc (NTSC) 40 minuts Hi-vision

The cast:

Shosaemon Yukihira (Member of All Japan Swrodsmith Association/Sakaki-Nagano Intangible Cultural Asset)

Nobuo Ogasawara(Tokyo National Museum Honorary Member)

Publisher : All Japan Swordsmith Association/TV Setouchi Create

DVD video Contemporary Bizen-den school

ISBN978-4-9902316-6-8

Sword Forge documentary video by Miyairi Yoshiwara Kuniie

Intoroduce forging process of traditional method Kobuse

Basic knowledage about Japanese Swords and fittings

DVD video disc (NTSC) 36 minuts Hi-vision

The cast:

Kuniie Yoshiwara (Chairman of All Japan Swrodsmith Association/Tokyo Intangible Cultural Asset)

Nobuo Ogasawara(Tokyo National Museum Honorary Member)

Publisher : All Japan Swordsmith Association/TV Setouchi Create

Directry of Toso/Kinko artisans

Written by Takeru Wakayama

Publisher : Yuzankaku
770pages A5 size
Written in Japanese

A list of Swords owed by Feudal Lords and Celebrities

Written by Suiken Fukunaga

Publisher : Yuzankaku
309pages B5 size
Written in Japanese

The Yasukuni Swords

Written by Tom Kishida

Publisher : Yuzankaku
116pages A4 size
Rare weapns of Japan 1933-1945
Written in Japanese

The Study of Old Guns

Written by Sokichi Tokoro

Publisher : Yuzankaku
271pages A5 size
A guide to Evaluation and Appreciation
Written in Japanese

Directory of NISHIGAKI Higo Kinko

Written and Published by Ito Mitsuru (private publish)

Limited Edition (500 copies)

A4 size 268pages

Detailed Treatise and full high vision pictures (285 items) for devotees and reserchers of Higo Kinko artisan Nishigaki Kanshiro from the first to fourth generations

Full color pictures 285 items (staccato printing technology)

English Forehead and brief descriptions

Written in Japanese

Directory of HIRATA/SHIMIZU Higo Kinko

Written and Published by Ito Mitsuru (private publish)

Limited Edition (500 copies)

A4 size 368pages

Detailed Treatise and full high vision pictures (324 items) for devotees and reserchers of Higo Kinko artisan genenarions HIRATA and SHIMIZU

Black & white pictures 124 items

Full color pictures 324 items (staccato printing technology)

English Forehead and brief descriptions

Written in Japanese

Directory of HAYASHI/KAMIYOSHI Higo Kinko

Written and Published by Ito Mitsuru (private publish)

Limited Edition (500 copies)

A4 size 472pages

Detailed Treatise and full high vision pictures (396 items) for devotees and reserchers of Higo Kinko artisan genenarions HAYASHI and KAMIYOSHI

Black & white pictures 160 items

Full color pictures 396 items (staccato printing technology)

English Forehead and brief descriptions

Written in Japanese

Directory of TOSHO ZENSHU by Shimizu Osamu

About 20000 sword smithes are listed from Koto period till modern sword
Publisher:Bijutsu-club
Written in Japanese
 

Directory of TOKEN YORAN by Iimura Kasho

Refereing market prices of representative smithes and OSHIGATA and TSUBA guards
761pages
Publisher:Token-Bijutsu-Kougeisha
Written in Japanese
OUT OF PRINT

Directory of NIHON TOKO JITEN Koto edition by Fujishiro Matsuo

Hard cover 619pages

Sword smith directory including clear image of Oshigata and commentary during Koto period.

Publisher:Fujishiro-shoten

Witten by Fujishiro Matsuo
Written in Japanese

Directory of NIHON TOKO JITEN Shinto edition by Fujishiro Matsuo

OUT OF STOCK(under revision)

Hard cover

Sword smith directory including clear image of Oshigata and commentary during Shinto period.

Publisher:Fujishiro-shoten

Witten by Fujishiro Matsuo
Written in Japanese

Directory of NIHONTO MEIKAN by Honma Kunzan/Ishii Masakuni (P.O.D.)

A5 size

Sword smith directory more than 23000 makers. Bible of Japanese sword smiths. Compilation of 500,000 report and more during  30 years and more.

Publisher:Yuzankaku
Written in Japanese

Print on demand

[print lead time about 60-90 days]