The Japanese Sword - Reflections of a Nation: The Yume Collection

The Japanese Sword - Reflections of a Nation: The Yume Collection

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Overview

Over 60 Japanese Swords in gallery format covering 1000 years of technological development. The Yume Collection is a reference and educational guide into the world of Japanese swords. It takes years, if not a life time, to gain the necessary knowledge that helps collectors and practitioners appreciate the intricacies associated with these swords and to understand that as well as being a formidable weapon they are without any doubt marvels of engineering and artistic masterpieces.The eventual shape and structure of the Japanese sword, including the changes in their method of construction are invariably linked to the changes that took place in shaping the nation of Japan and the ethos of the Samurai warriors that wielded them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916417427
Publisher: Rayhan Perera
Publication date: 01/31/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1



INTRODUCTION 3



CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE UP THE VARIETIES OF JAPANESE SWORDS 5



AN AUTHOR’S NOTE ON COLLECTING 47



USING KANTEI AS A LEARNING TOOL 55



EARLY JAPANESE SWORDS 61



T H E C O L L E C T I O N



THE HEIAN PERIOD 69



THE KAMAKURA PERIOD 77



THE NANBOKUCHO PERIOD 99



THE MUROMACHI PERIOD 135



THE EDO PERIOD



THE SHINTO SWORD PERIOD 161



THE SHINSHINTO SWORD PERIOD 215



THE MEIJI PERIOD 235



THE HEISEI PERIOD 265



F U R T H E R R E A D I N G



HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SWORD 279



WHERE THESE SWORDS WERE SOURCED 291



BIBLIOGRAPHY 295



LIST OF SWORDS 299



GLOSSARY OF TERMS 301

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