B823. Tsuba Kanshoki by Torigoye, 1975


B823.  Tsuba Kanshoki by Torigoye Kazutaro.  1975.  Clothbound with slipcase and cardboard storage box, 8 ¾ x 12 ¼”, 555 pages in Japanese and each piece illustrated has a short description in English.  From a limited edition.  There is a 5 page foldout chart at the back of the book showing relationships between the artists and schools.  This is the bible of iron tsuba; if you’re serious about tsuba you want this book.  Hundreds of fine pieces are shown in black & white.

Other than for a bit of shelf wear on the slipcase the book is in excellent condition.   7 pounds, 10 ounces.  $400.