Category: Appraisal and Study

  • NBSK: Nihontō Bunka Shinkō Kyōkai

    NBSK: Nihontō Bunka Shinkō Kyōkai

    Une nouvelle association japonaise par Franz Baldauff [anoté par Pierre Nadeau] Franz est un des rares Occidentaux à avoir étudié le sabre japonais dans un contexte académique, en l’occurence la perception du sabre japonais comme objet d’art dans l’Histoire japonaise. Il est aussi l’auteur du site Nihon Tōken, d’où cet article est tiré avec permission.…

  • Exhibition catalogue: Masamune and his lineage

    Exhibition catalogue: Masamune and his lineage

    Exhibition catalogue « Masamune and his lineage » held at the Sano Art Museum, 2002 by the Sano Art Museum Japanese – 183 pages – ISBN: 4915857549 This catalogue is now very well known for the quality of its photographs, printing, paper, and the swords presented. This book has been out of print ever since…

  • Japanese Swords by Kiyota Jirokunietsu

    Japanese Swords by Kiyota Jirokunietsu

    All material presented on this page is copyrighted. 2007: Sue-Bizen Sukesada Yosozaemon-style short katana The swordsmith signature Sukesada was used by a considerable number of smith spanning the later part of the Muromachi period (1392-1573) through the first third of the Edo period (1600-1867). It is generally recognized that Sukesada Yosozaemon is one of the…