Hanayaka na Nihon-to - The Bizen Ichimonji Tradition

Drawing on the resources of four museums and private collections this catalog presents fifty-two examples with seven national treasure swords including the Uesugi-tachi and Okadagiri. Accessible to non-Japanese readers with its English-language index that includes transcription of mei in romanji and measurements. Each sword is shown in full-color photographs detailing the unique workmanship that made Bizen Ichimonji-to famous