Trouble with the site, February 2018. I have not been receiving some of my customers' messages over the past month, something I didn't realize until a couple days ago. The problem has been fixed. If you asked about something on the site and got nothing other than a robo email in return, I apologize and please try again. Grey
Japanese Sword Books and Tsuba. Tons of great books, many of them important references, and more coming in all the time. Many tsuba and other kodogu, and swords. Welcome to my site.
March 8, 2018. I am going through the books on my site and lowering prices. Over the next few days I hope to look at every listing and adjust prices on many if not most of my books. Large libraries from long time collectors are coming available and supply, at the moment, exceeds demand. Prices on nearly all of my tsuba have been reduced also. There will be bargains; I promise.
I recently took in a large collection of Nara School kodogu, consigned to the site. I have given them their own page: The Nara Collection. Have a look please. Now marked down 20%
Don't overlook the button for Tsuba & Kodogu Over $1,000. Some really fine pieces there, including a 1st rate Higo Jingo tsuba that I'm quite proud of.
Sword, fittings, and armor books are the focus here. I beieve I have the largest inventory and I try hard to have the lowest prices outside of Japan.
If you scroll down to the bottom of my book list, past current in stock items, you'll find books marked, "Sold but Available." I often can get other copies of these books and often the other copy costs less than the sold copy did. See something interesting that has sold? Ask me about it and I'll tell you what I can do. Even if it's a book I've never sold; chances are good I can find it for you.
I need inventory; I'm looking for books, swords, and fittings. Take a look at your bookshelf. Is there a book you haven't opened in years? Maybe there are some tsuba you'd like to turn into cash so you can buy something special. Whatever; if you have something to sell I'm interested. perhaps there's something on my site you'd like to own and we can work a trade. I also take quality items on consignment. Talk to me.
Along those lines, I'm trying to put together a complete set of the NBTHK's English edition of "Token Bijutsu". If you have loose issues you no longer need, I want them.
Take a look at my Persian rug listed under OTHER. One of you should buy this so I can get out of the rug business and back to what I know. It's a very nice rug.
I've had this site for 6 years now and you folks have been wonderful to deal with. I've had no problems I didn't create myself. My customers are the greatest; thank you.
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