B289. Meito in North America & Yagyu Tsuba
B289. Meito in North America & Yagyu Tsuba by The NBTHK American Branch. 2005. Softbound, 8 ½ x 11”, 60 pages in English. 5 swords with Japanese Government issued rankings of Juyo Bijutsu Hin are presented: Awadaguchi Hisakuni, Den Niji Rai Kunitoshi, Den Rai Kunitoshi, Osafune Nagamitsu, and Soshu Hiromitsu. This ranking is very high and such ranked swords aren’t supposed to leave Japan; to see the 5 in hand was quite a treat. Wonderfully crisp photos, thorough text, and much more. And at the back is an article on Yagyu tsuba and 9 fine examples.
Condition is excellent. 12 ounces. $35.