Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms & Armor 1156-1868

Author(s): Morihiro Ogawa (ed.)

World Military History | Art, Design & Photography

Samurai arms and equipment are widely recognized as masterpieces in steel, silk, and lacquer. This extensively illustrated volume is published in conjunction with the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the arts of the samurai. It includes the finest examples of swords - the spirit of the samurai - as well as sword mountings and fittings, armour and helmets, saddles, banners, and paintings. The objects in the catalogue, drawn entirely from public and private collections in Japan, feature more than 100 officially designated national treasures and important cultural properties. Dating from the 5th to the 19th century, these majestic works offer a complete picture of samurai culture and its unique blend of the martial and the refined.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780300142051
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : 1.88241
  • : November 2009
  • : 3.391 Inches X 9 Inches X 11 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Morihiro Ogawa (ed.)
  • : Hardback with dust jacket
  • : English
  • : 739.70952/0747471
  • : 356