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few more book links both swords and armour, some titles not really translated as skills in this area not up to it, enjoy.

 

SWORDS

 

 
 
 
koto oshigata 3 scrolls    - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2609925
 
 
Imamura Oshikata. Volume 3 - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1186830
 
Imamura Oshikata. Volume 2 - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1186827
 
Imamura Oshikata. Volume 1 - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1186820
 
Shinto oshigata            - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2533692
 
 
 
 
ARMOUR
 
 
Akinomaki                  - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2539276
 
Shimizu                    - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1145544
 
Allegory. ?               - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1246487
 
Allegory.???????           - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1246485
 
                           - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/771882
 
unsure of title,armour     - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2539259
 
 
how to wear armour         - http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1087048
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Paul Bowman, the lucky new caretaker of Jean's Oei Yasumitsu, has shared with a lovely article on this sword, to be found in the members section at the bottom of the articles.
Thanks Paul, and congrats on a stunning sword.

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Paul has added to his Yasumitsu article, with info on another sword by this smith.
The extra info has been added to the article above, and is well worth a read. Thanks again to Mr Bowman for his constant support and sharing of his research.

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Member Uwe has generously supplied us with a fantastic article on a recent exhibition in Japan on Jigane.
This features some of the best photos of schools and jigane I have seen, and even though it is in German, it is easily understood.
Please head to the articles section and check out the bottom link. Thanks Uwe!

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Once again, Paul Bowman has generously shared with us some of his articles and thoughts on swords he has examined and studied.\

I find these very useful as it takes you through the thought process when examining a Japanese sword. I recommend everyone take a look at the 3 new articles. They are at the bottom of the articles section in the Members area.
Thanks again Paul, and sorry for the delay

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The following NMB thread presents an interesting finding during an internet search for something else:

 

http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/31578-fascinating-informative-fb-site-on-namban-tsuba-etc/

 

Here is the text in that thread:

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

Gentle folk,

 

Whilst reading the following thread:

http://www.militaria...alphabet-tsuba/

I went looking for a similar tsuba I had seen elsewhere and found this link I hadn't seen before:

https://www.facebook...6199600/?type=3

I'll report my tsuba findings in the first thread above, but on the Facebook page I see Ray Singer, Peter Bleed and Peter Dekker names mentioned as people who have been there, but I've put it here for interest of those who aren't aware of it.  The first item is a photo of CR Boxer.  Clicking on it brings up a slide view of some very, very interesting tosogu amongst other items.

Best regards,

BaZZa.

EDIT:  Just above Boxer's photo is some text I meant to point out, concluding with a link to a free download of CR Boxer's publication "European Influence on Japanese Sword-fittings 1543 - 1853":

https://ia800708.us.....R. 1931pdf.pdf

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BaZZa.

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I have just added a very thought provoking article written by Paul Bowman on why we study and collect Japanese swords, and their place in the art world.
This should be required reading, and as always is well worth saving. Thanks Paul

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An excellent Powerpoint presentation has been shared with us by Malcolm Cox. @mecox
This discusses the evolution of Mino Den and although without the commentary, most of it is self explanatory and contains a huge amount of valuable info.
As the author of the Mino-to book, Malcolm is a wonderful source of info and I would like to thank him for his contributions.
Downloads can be found in the....Downloads....section. Who woulda thunk it? :)
Lots of great articles there and more to come.

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Dale ( @Spartancrest ) has generously compiled a small volume on the tsuba that were sold by auction from the Metropolitan Museum of Art back in 2006 and given the file to us to host.
Please check out the downloads section for this file. Thanks Dale!

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Thank you Brian for adding that and the "Etiquette of Seppuku" to the downloads, I must apologize for the image quality of the Metropolitan Museum auction, I have to lay the fault with Christies for the low resolution images.

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