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3 edition of arts of the Japanese sword. found in the catalog.

arts of the Japanese sword.

B. W. Robinson

arts of the Japanese sword.

by B. W. Robinson

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Published by C. E. Tuttle Co. in Rutland, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swords, Japanese

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Arts of the East
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK6784 .R6 1961
    The Physical Object
    Pagination110 p.
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5843858M
    LC Control Number62000573
    OCLC/WorldCa1439743

    Iaido is the art of Japanese Swordsmanship. The word itself has a number of meanings and interpretations. Each is dependant of a subjective translation as the word itself, like many Japanese martial concepts does not translate into English at all easily. The word is comprised of 3 Japanese characters: i-ai-do. Buy Japanese Sword Books and Tsuba Grey Doffin - Dealer in Nihonto Art. Items of Interest. You have no saved items yet. Grey Doffin Email: grey [at] japaneseswordbooksandtsuba [dot] com .

      THE ART OF THE JAPANESE SWORD (The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation) by Leon & Hiroko Kapp and Yoshindo Yoshihara; A review by Craig A. Bird Since Tuttle first published THE SAMURAI SWORD () by John Yumoto, there has been a constant interest and thirst for information on Nihonto in English. Publishing and accompanying texts on the Samurai sword has .   Book Summary: The title of this book is The Japanese Sword (Japanese Arts Library) and it was written by Kanzan Sato, Joe Earle (Translator). This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $Pages:

    Specialists in books related to the study & appreciation of the Japanese sword as art. We offer the largest selection of Japanese arms and armor titles. More than new, rare, and out-of-print books, vides serviceto scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts alike. Call on us for experienced and appropriate direction on books to meet. Kenjutsu (剣術) is the umbrella term for all schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji modern styles of kendo and iaido that were established in the 20th century also included modern forms of kenjutsu in their curriculum. Kenjutsu, which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan, means "methods, techniques, and the art of the Country of origin: Japan.


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The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened by: 2.

This second edition of this classic reference--covers the fitting of of the Samurai swords-which are an art form onto them selves. The detailing and stores just as great as this out of print book-which is starting to become rare like they are. Hardcover, pages Published January 1st by Faber & Faber5/5.

This book goes into deep detail on the making of japanese swords, right down to the metallurgy and crystal transformation. Read the whole book in was absolutely fascinating. If you like the behind the scenes an what makes a great sword great, this is an awesome book/5(3).

Art of the Japanese Sword out of 5 stars $ Next. Editorial Reviews About the Author. Kunihira Kawachi is the second son of 14th-generation swordsmith Kunisuke Kawachinokami.

A member of the Ancient Sword Research Committee of the Kashihara Archaeological Institute, he has restored many important ancient swords, and his own superbly /5(3). The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher’s techniques — skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master.

It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this by: 1. In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

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One of the better martial arts instruction books printed in English, Lowry's Bokken: is a mix of practical technique and philosophical concepts. Starting out with an explanation of why a Western practitioner, particularly one merely learning from a book, cannot be part of a ryu, nor can he be a samurai, this book is likely to upset some readers from the first page/5.

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The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade.

With full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. The range of important swords shown highlight the Compton collection while demonstrating a historical overview of Japanese art swords.

Here can be seen the changing form of the Japanese sword through the koto, shinto, and shinshinto periods. A very rare and important text - it should the first book to be considered when exploring the Compton. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade.

With full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher's techniques-skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master.

It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this process/5(23). About this Item: Faber & Faber, hardcover. First Edition. pp, + Illustrations, VG in Poor dw The book is devided into two parts, the first on Blades, traces the history of the Japanese sword from its origins to the present day.

The second part on Mounts, describes the fittings. Glacier Books are experienced and professional booksellers. The Art of Japanese Sword Polishing is the first book in English to examine in great detail the polisher’s techniques — skills it often takes up to ten years of apprenticeship to master.

It illustrates the methods, materials, and tools used for this process. But the book’s true aim is to enable the reader to fully appreciate the beauty of /5(31). The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing. This manual of Eishin-Ryu or "Pure Faith" iaido teaches the most widely practiced sword style, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help students, from beginners to advanced, hone their forms and techniques.

Introductory chapters explain the history and4/5. Japanese Sword Arts Basic Drawing and Cutting Techniques of JSA The grip for a Japanese sword is like that of a tennis racquet, a golf club, or a cricket bat.

So ask your local sports teacher, golf-pro, or your Dad for any tips on structuring your grip if one is handy to Size: 1MB. Focusing his expertise on the techniques and history of the bokken—the wooden training sword used by both ancient samurai and today’s swordsmen—the author maintains that training with the bokken is important on two levels for the modern practitioner: to build the physical stamina, rhythms, and adroit body movements of traditional swordsmanship and to achieve something of the animating 4/5(1).

OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, plates (some color) map ; 26 cm. Contents: pt. The blade. Evolution and history of the Japanese sword --The smith and his work: the making of a blade --Nomenclature and expertise: judging a blade --The five traditions --The chief schools of Japanese swordsmiths --The greatest swordsmiths of Japan --pt.

The Arts of the Japanese Sword by B.W. Robinson. Hardbound with dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 10", about pages in English. A good introduction to Nihonto, with charts, drawings, photos in color and black & white, and a thorough text.

Lots of information and please disregard what the. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade.

With full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the /5(31). “The Art of the Japanese Sword” is an extensive tour through the methods of sword creation, preservation, and appreciation.

More than that, it is a celebration of the creativity and dedication of a culture in refining a tool of war into an implement of extreme philosophical and aesthetic beauty.Art of the Japanese Sword is a documentary featuring many of Japan's top craftsmen who work together to create a priceless Katana or Japanese sword.

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