B201. Nihon Jodai no Katchu and Nihon Jodai no Buki


B201. Nihon Jōdai no Katchū – Nihon Jōdai no Buki. By Suenaga, Masao. 1981. Four volumes hardbound in slipcases, 7 3/4 x 10 1/2″, 1,452 pages in Japanese. Black and white pictures, drawings, very few color pictures
This fabulous book set is actually a 1981 reprint of two books, one from 1941 and one from 1944 completely dedicated to the old, pre-Heian, arms and armors of Japan. It includes also study reproductions. Masao Suenaga is one of the handful armour researchers that people still talk about with a lot of respect. Each set contains a book with the text (also with several illustrations) and a separate book with pictures. The book set was originally sold for 145,000 yen… Perfect condition.

This set is with a trusted consignor in Japan; he will ship to you and my usual guarantee applies. 16 pounds, 13 ounces. $600.

600 dollar