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Samurai Arms and Armor
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Samurai Arms and Armor

by Ming-Ju Sun
 

For nearly one thousand years, Japan's military nobility lived the code of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." As the samurai's power grew and evolved, so did their arms and armor. With this thrilling coloring collection, you can explore 30 dramatic portrayals of legendary soldiers fighting on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat, and at sea. Each scene

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For nearly one thousand years, Japan's military nobility lived the code of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." As the samurai's power grew and evolved, so did their arms and armor. With this thrilling coloring collection, you can explore 30 dramatic portrayals of legendary soldiers fighting on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat, and at sea. Each scene highlights samurai weaponry and body covering: naginata and su-yari spears, ferocious face masks, wall-guns, koshozan and kuwagata helmets, breastplates of metal and leather, heavy shoes of bear fur called kutsu, and much more. Informative captions accompany each powerful illustration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486465579
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Series:
Dover Fashion Coloring Book Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Ming-Ju Sun has worked in fashion advertising as an illustrator, art director, and photographer. Her original illustrations for Garfinckel's department store, along with her original drawings from Dover's Fashions of the First Ladies Coloring Book, are archived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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