B638. Tosogu Machibori Meihin Shusei by Fukushi Shigeo
B638. Tosogu Machibori Meihin Shusei by Fukushi Shigeo. 2005, limited edition. Clothbound with slipcase, 10 ¼ x 14 ½”, 428 pages in Japanese with each item described in English and an English index. This is the companion volume to the author’s other huge and beautiful book: Tosogu Gokecho Meihin Shusei (I have this book also). Machibori refers to the fine kinko artists who weren’t part of the Goto family. The front of the book is fold out, life size photos of 10 great koshirae. The bulk of the book is given to color photos, life size and blowups, of hundreds of the best of the art. All photos are bright and crisp; this is a very impressive book. It is also a very difficult book to find for sale. The companion volume is somewhat common; this one is rarely found
Condition is like new. 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Now $500.