B1057. Kokusai Tosogu Kai 16th International Convention. 2020
B1057. The Samurai Collection. Kokusai Tosogu Kai 16th International Convention & Exhibition. 2020. Hardbound with a slipcase, 8 1/2 x 12″, 103 pages in Japanese and English. The KTK is a private, invitation only group of serious collectors of sword fittings. Every year they meet someplace around the world to show their treasures and learn from each other. This year’s meeting will be in Hamburg, Germany in September. This is the catalog of the meeting.
The book begins with a discussion in Japanese of Jingo tsuba and another in English of Odawara fukurin. Next follows wonderful works described and with great color photography, arranged by period of manufacture and the collectors in whose collections they reside. The books closes with a few pages about last year’s meeting.
The book is new, unread. The book is with a trusted consignor in Canada and it will be shipped from the Toronto area. My usual guarantee applies. 2 pounds, 5 ounces. $125.