B316. Bizen Ichimonji from The Sano Museum
B316. Hanayakane Nihonto Bizen Ichimonji by the Sano Museum. 2007. Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2”, 164 pages in Japanese with a list of plates in English. 52 highly important swords, many National Treasures, are shown in oshigata and crisp photos. When there is important koshirae to go with the sword, this is shown in color photos. Wonderful stuff. This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website. I also have the clothbound edition of this book; see B384.
The book is out of print and difficult to find. This copy is in excellent condition. 1 pound, 14 ounces. $80.