B767. Kusanagi no Ya Oshigata
B767. Kusanagi no Ya Oshigata by Dr. Sato. 1973. Hardbound with a slipcase, 9 1/2 x 12 1/4″, 430 pages in Japanese. Kusanagi no Ya was a well respected sword shop in Kyoto. It must not exist any more because I can find nothing about it online. There isn’t much text to this book; all but a few pages are oshigata of fine swords from all periods. The oshigata are well done, as would be expected from a book with Dr. Sato’s name. Go through the book and make an index. You’ll greatly improve your ability to read sword signatures and you’ll have a great reference.
The slipcase is splitting at corners but still works to protect the book, which is in great condition. A former owner’s name is inside the cover. 7 pounds. Was $300; now $95.