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

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct 1, 2009 - Art - 344 pages
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Contents

AN OVERVIEW Hiroshi Ikeda
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HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE SWORD Kazutoshi Harada 117
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SWORD MOUNTINGS AND FITTINGS Morihiro Ogawa
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