B959. Bizen Token Okoku
B959. Bizen Token Okoku Supreme Sword Country, Bizen by The Japanese Sword Museum, Sano Art Museum, and Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum. 2015. Hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11 3/4″, 187 pages in Japanese and English. This is the catalog of an exhibition at the 3 sponsoring museums, of 73 truely great blades from the Bizen tradition, from Ko-Bizen in late Heian up to and including Muromachi. Crisp photos and well done oshigata, and descriptions in both Japanese and English. At the back are an essay on the sword making history of Bizen Province, a glossary, and a list of plates in English. Beautiful book.
Condition is excellent. 1 pound, 13 ounces. $110.