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This is a new publication that was released last year and is already virtually sold out. I currently have eight copies. An excellent exhibition catalog published by the Sano Museum of a fantastic display of Bizen Ichimonji blades, currently on exhibit at the Sano museum. The boxed catalogue is hard bound with blue raw silk cover, and full of color photos and oshigata of some of the finest Ichimonji blades in Japan. It is about 140 pages and contains color photos, oshigata, koshirae, and a description (in Japanese) of fifty-two Ichimonji blades. There is an English index with partial descriptions. Most of these blades are National Treasure, Important Cultural Properties, or Important Art Objects. Included in this catalog is the only ubu, signed, and dated Ichimonji wakizashi that I have ever seen and possibly the only one in existence.
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