qTracks the fundamental transition from the sword as a mythological instrument to a functional tool for war, and finally to the display art commodity it is today.q a Publishers Weekly Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, and martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, and technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino and a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, Japanese Swords includes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira and Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos and downloadable material, Japanese Swords is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.Chapter 8 1 Suino, Nicklaus, The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship, A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido. New York: Weatherhill 1994. p. 12. 2 Nanno, Teruhisa, Iaido Japanese Sword Drawing techniques and Spiritual Practice (Tokyo, Bungeisha, anbsp;...
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