B229. Ko Buke no Shokunin
B229. Ko Buke no Shokunin (Old Weapon Craftsmen). 1971. Clothbound with slipcase, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″, 208 pages in Japanese. The 1st 168 pages of this book are given to crisp black & white photos of Japanese craftsmen at work. Swords, saya, horimono, kodogu, sageo weaving, armor, and bow and arrow are included. Sorry, I don’t know who the people are but I bet there’s some big names. The last quarter of the book is text with small pictures. 2 pounds, 2 ounces. $20.