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#1 Jesper

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

Hi,

I have problems identifying an old Japanese book showing different shapes of yari saya, standards, mon and other ornaments of identification. I think it may be a handbook/guide to identify daimyo processions travelling to and from Edo during the Edo period. I have seen similar identification handbooks for mon and personal seals (kao), but cannot identify this one.

 

Dimensions are 16.3 x 7.0 cm and ca 1.1 cm thick. It is printed on very thin double folded paper.

 

I would be grateful for assistance concerning the title, author, publisher, year of publication, edition, etc.

 

Thank you in advance. Any input is much appreciated.

 

Best regards,

 

Jesper

 

 

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#2 SteveM

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

Hello Jesper,

 

The title is Bansei Bukan 萬世武鑑, which loosely translates as "Encyclopedia Militaria", published and printed in several editions between 1846 and 1869. I will put some links to the references I found. 

 

http://toshoryo.kuna...&PagiNation=844

http://www.library.p...薩藩武鑑海江田信義文書.pdf

https://trc-adeac.tr...10?hid=ht116090


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#3 Jesper

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:59 PM

Hello Steve,

Thank you very much, indeed. :thumbsup: 

Jesper






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