Tosogu Classroom Is a 5 volume, over 2,000 page translation with pictures, by Markus Sesko, of 30 some years of monthly articles from "Token Bijutsu" (NBTHK) about current understanding of the history of tosogu (fittings) by Fukushi Shigeo. Volume 1 has been available for a year and volume 2 became available today. Members of the JSS/US and the American and European branches of the NBTHK can buy a set (1 of each volume) at cost; non members will pay 150% of cost. The cost for volumes 1 or 2 is $44 with postage each in the US and maybe the same everywhere else. I have read both the 1st 2 volumes (which cover iron kodogu) and I can tell you this is a no brainer; you want these books.
To order either or both volumes, you have to send Markus an email (markus.sesko at gmail.com). Tell him your address and whether you belong to one of the organizations; he will tell you how much and how to pay. To join the JSS/US and save on the purchase price go to jssus.org.
And to all of you who have told me you wished you could see a volume before ordering, really? a 500 page hardbound book in a language you can read on a subject you're interested in for $44? and you have to stop and think? Come on.
Tell them guys; is this a deal or what?