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Directory of HIRATA/SHIMIZU Higo Kinko

Written and Published by Ito Mitsuru (private publish)

Limited Edition (500 copies)

A4 size 368pages

Detailed Treatise and full high vision pictures (324 items) for devotees and reserchers of Higo Kinko artisan genenarions HIRATA and SHIMIZU

Black & white pictures 124 items

Full color pictures 324 items (staccato printing technology)

English Forehead and brief descriptions

Written in Japanese

Directory of HAYASHI/KAMIYOSHI Higo Kinko

Written and Published by Ito Mitsuru (private publish)

Limited Edition (500 copies)

A4 size 472pages

Detailed Treatise and full high vision pictures (396 items) for devotees and reserchers of Higo Kinko artisan genenarions HAYASHI and KAMIYOSHI

Black & white pictures 160 items

Full color pictures 396 items (staccato printing technology)

English Forehead and brief descriptions

Written in Japanese

Directory of TOSHO ZENSHU by Shimizu Osamu

About 20000 sword smithes are listed from Koto period till modern sword
Publisher:Bijutsu-club
Written in Japanese
 

Directory of TOKEN YORAN by Iimura Kasho

Refereing market prices of representative smithes and OSHIGATA and TSUBA guards
761pages
Publisher:Token-Bijutsu-Kougeisha
Written in Japanese
OUT OF PRINT

Directory of NIHON TOKO JITEN Koto edition by Fujishiro Matsuo

Hard cover 619pages

Sword smith directory including clear image of Oshigata and commentary during Koto period.

Publisher:Fujishiro-shoten

Witten by Fujishiro Matsuo
Written in Japanese

Directory of NIHON TOKO JITEN Shinto edition by Fujishiro Matsuo

OUT OF STOCK(under revision)

Hard cover

Sword smith directory including clear image of Oshigata and commentary during Shinto period.

Publisher:Fujishiro-shoten

Witten by Fujishiro Matsuo
Written in Japanese

Directory of NIHONTO MEIKAN by Honma Kunzan/Ishii Masakuni (P.O.D.)

A5 size

Sword smith directory more than 23000 makers. Bible of Japanese sword smiths. Compilation of 500,000 report and more during  30 years and more.

Publisher:Yuzankaku
Written in Japanese

Print on demand

[print lead time about 60-90 days]

VHS Video guide-The beauty of Japanese sword and fitting

1.Outline of Japanese sword and fitting
2.Japanese sword for beginners'
3.Sword fittings for beginners'
NBTHK/Nihon Token Shogyo Kumiai
Photo by Okisato Fujishiro
VHS (NTSC) 40min

Nihonto Haklkutsu album

Publisher : Kogei shuppan

Written by : Mita Koken/Kogei shuppan

Written in Japanese

A5 size, 224 pages

Tousou-no subete - all about sword fittings

Publisher : Kogei shuppan

Written by  Kokubo Ken'ichi

Written in Japanese

A5 size, 144 pages

Commentary of Japanese sword related artisans

Publisher : Kogei shuppan

Written by Ono Tadashi / Kogei shuppan

Written in Japanese

A5 size 352 pages

Marvelous Japanese swords

B6 size 208 pages

Written by Watanabe Taeko / Chief curator of Sano Art Museum

Publisher : Shizuoka Newspaper Company

Written in Japanese

Fine Steel and Japanese Sword

A5 size 311 pages

Written by Amada Akitsugu (a holder of important cultural property)

Edit by Tsuchiko Tamio

Publisher : Keiyu-sha

Written in Japanese

Consideration of value for Japanese sword

A5 size

Publisher : Kougei shuppan

Transformation of the value for traditional Japanese swords since the age of feudal lord

Written in Japanese