B229. Ko Buke no Shokunin


B229.  Ko Buke no Shokunin (Old Weapon Craftsmen).  1971.  Clothbound with slipcase, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″, 208 pages in Japanese.  The 1st 168 pages of this book are given to crisp black & white photos of Japanese craftsmen at work.  Swords, saya, horimono, kodogu, sageo weaving, armor, and bow and arrow are included.  Sorry, I don’t know who the people are but I bet there’s some big names.  The last quarter of the book is text with small pictures.  2 pounds, 2 ounces.  Now $15.