B347. Gendai Nihonto no Seika with translation
B347. Gendai Nihonto no Seika: The Beauty of the Shinsakuto with translation. By Onishi Bijutsu Token. 1993. Softbound, 14 ¼ x 10 ¼”, 59 pages in Japanese with smith’s name in English. Shinsakuto are newly made swords and this is the catalog of the ’93 exhibition of those swords. 28 blades by 26 smiths (including Living National Treasure) in beautifully crisp black & white photos, and photos of the smiths with full biographic information. And a full translation into English; what a deal.
One corner is bumped a tiny bit; otherwise all is fine. 1 pound, 14 ounces. Was $30; now $20.