B632. The Art Appreciation of Japanese Sword Fittings by Fukushi
B632. The Art Appreciation of Japanese Sword Fuittings by Fukushi Shigeo. 2012. Softbound with dust jacket, 7 1/4 x 10″, 417 pages in Japanese and English. Beautiful kodogu is pictured life size in color and explained in both languages. While I’m sure the Japanese text gives you the usual:dimensions, materials, techniques; the English tells you the story behind the art: what the piece depicts and what it means in Japanese lore, which makes this book different and quite valuable to us non-Japanese collectors. Mr. Fukushi is a very well respected scholar of the field and this is a very fine book.
This book is in excellent, near new condition. 3 pounds, 1 ounce. $160.