B678. Minamoto Kiyomaro


B678.  Minamoto Kiyomaro.  1983.  Clothbound with slipcase, 8 1/2 x 12″, 122 pages in Japanese.  Kiyomaro was the bright light of Shinshinto; he is often referred to as the Shinshinto Masamune.  He had a short career, left fewer than average works behind, and commands incredible prices on today’s market.  43 of his blades are illustrated, each with a crisp photo and a very well done oshigata.  Great stuff; beautiful book.

Condition is like new.  2 pounds, 2 ounces.  Was $200, now $150.