B287. Yushuto Zuroku by the NTHK. Vol. 1
B287. Yushu To Zuroku Volume 1 by NTHK and Yoshikawa Koen. 1979. Clothbound, 8 ½ x 12”, 300 pages in Japanese with a list of plates and introduction in English. 150 swords that were awarded Yushu level papers by the NTHK are presented in crisp oshigata and a few photos. This was the first of 3 catalogs of Yushu level swords that were published during Mr. Yoshikawa’s lifetime (the 4th volume was published laterby the NTHK-NPO). I find this book useful especially because many of the swords included are by smiths who don’t make it into other references: great pieces by less than famous smiths rather than yet another work by Masamune. This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website. See B168, B303, & B427 for other volumes of Yushuto Zuroku.
The book is in great condition. 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Was $80, now $50.