C181. Nihonto Toso Tosogu Shu. Boston Museum in Japanese
C181. Nihonto Toso Tosohu Shu (Japanese Swords and Sword Fittings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, in Japanese) by Morihiro Ogawa. 1984, limited edition. Clothbound with slipcase, 10 1/4 x 14 3/4″, 427 pages in Japanese (There is an introduction in English). It isn’t commonly known here in the west but at the time the large and beautiful Boston Museum book in English (on my site) was published, this volume in Japanese was also. Except for language, the books are identical. Important swords, fittings, and koshirae, shown in crisp black & white and color photographs and well described. Great book.
Condition is like new. 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Marked way down to $100.