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Art of the samurai : Japanese arms and armor, 1156-1868

Author: Morihiro Ogawa; Kazutoshi Harada; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, ©2009.
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"This extensively illustrated catalogue is published in conjunction with the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the arts of the samurai, including the finest examples of swords - the spirit of the samurai - as well as sword mountings and fittings, armor and helmets, saddles, textiles, and paintings. The works in the catalogue, drawn from public and private collections in Japan, include 34 officially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
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Art of the samurai.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, ©2009
(OCoLC)741712084
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morihiro Ogawa; Kazutoshi Harada; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588393456 1588393453 9781588393463 1588393461 9780300142051 0300142056
OCLC Number: 317471751
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 21, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010.
Description: xii, 344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Spirit of the samurai / Morihiro Ogawa --
Japanese armor: an overview / Hiroshi Ikeda --
History of the Japanese sword / Kazutoshi Harada --
Sword mountings and fittings / Morihiro Ogawa.
Other Titles: Japanese arms and armor, 1156-1868
Responsibility: edited by Morihiro Ogawa ; with contributions from Kazutoshi Harada [and others].

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Samurai arms and equipment are widely recognized as masterpieces in steel, silk, and lacquer. This illustrated volume includes various examples of swords - the spirit of the samurai - as well as  Read more...

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