Libro (3) - 3 libros: El arte de los accesorios para espadas samuráis + El samurái en 100 objetos + Armas - Japón - .

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Libro (3) - 3 libros: El arte de los accesorios para espadas samuráis + El samurái en 100 objetos + Armas - Japón - .
Estado muy bueno, ver descripción - 25×21×5 cm

Book 1

Lethal Elegance - The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings
256 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
24 x 21 cm
English

Mint Condition

As the "soul of the samurai," the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the west, is its role as a fashion accessory or status symbol. More than the weapon itself, it was the sword's metal fittings--from the hand guard to the small decorative plates on the hilt--that reflected the complexities of samurai life. Some fittings were meant to convey the honor and self-control expected of a samurai, while other, more flamboyant fittings reflected the samurai's leisure-time persona as "man about town." Later, when the wearing of swords spread beyond the samurai class, both the decorative function of the fittings and the variety of their designs increased, leading to some of the most accomplished metalwork ever created. Now in paperback for the first time, Lethal Elegance presents 150 of these remarkable sword fittings, and is one of the few books to focus on their styles and techniques. It discusses the visual effects achieved with different alloys, the evolution of fittings following changes in warfare, symbolism and standards for connoisseurship. Though these objects were created for violent ends, their variety and beauty also reveal them as wonders of self-expression.

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Book 2

The Samurai in 100 Objects
206 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
25 x 17 cm
English

Mint Condition

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Book 3

Samurai Weapons - Tools of the Warrior
179 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
23 x 15 cm
English

Good Condition

While the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For instance, some weapons, like the tesson, or iron fan, were used in secret where samurai swords were not allowed. Others were improvised, with warriors using whatever fighting tool was at hand. In Samurai Weapons, readers will follow the story of Zenigata Heiji, among others, who developed an uncanny ability to use heavy coins as dangerous weapons by throwing them like bullets.

Chapters cover such rich details as:
* Japanese martial arts culture
* Hidden weapons
* Sensu, truncheons, and polearms

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N.º total de artículos
3
Objeto
Libro
Material
3 libros: El arte de los accesorios para espadas samuráis + El samurái en 100 objetos + Armas
Periodo
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Región / País de origen
Japón
Estado
Estado muy bueno, ver descripción
Dimensiones
25×21×5 cm
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