BOOKS

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   Since my first book Legends and Stories around the Japanese Sword, published in German in 2010, I constantly try to fill gaps and make accessible Japanese knowledge to the Western reader. At the same time I try to avoid as much as possible ruminating information that is found elsewhere. This might be reflected in my list of publications which include, among others, the aforementioned legends, Genealogies and Schools of Japanese Swordsmiths, Genealogies of Japanese tsuba and tôsô-kinkô Artists, Handbook of Sword Fittings related Terms, The Japanese toso-kinko Schools, The Honami Family, Koshirae – Japanese Sword Mountings, the two-volume Index of Japanese Swordsmiths, the series on Kantei, and Nihon-shinto-shi.

My books can be found under the following links or at the very bottom of this blog.

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Books on Books on Demand

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HISTORIC REFERENCES

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Ogura Yôkichi, Akasaka Tankô Roku

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Wada Tsunashirô, Sôken Kinkô Zufu

8 thoughts on “BOOKS

  1. Markus, is your “Index of Japanese Swordsmiths” available in printed form in English, and what is the cost? John

    • Perfect timing John. I am right at preparing a revised edition of the Index of Japanese Swordsmith that should be available in a little as two-volume hard cover copy and as eBook. I will make an announcement here on my blog when it is done. Thanks, Markus.

  2. Hello Markus,
    I’ve always held a distinct fascination for those with the ability to read Japanese signatures on the nagako, specifically to determine the authenticity of a signature based on the number and direction of strokes and the myriad of other nuances one must know. I liken it to the expertise exhibited to tell a fine artist’s work from that of a forgery or student’s work.

    Do you have a publication that deals specifically with authenticating signatures? Thank you for your time.

    Best Regards, Marc

    • Hi Marc,
      I don’t have a publication that deals specifically with authenticating signatures but please get in touch with me via “markus.sesko@gmail.com” as I might be able to provide you with a brief abstract on the subject.
      Thanks and best regards,
      Markus

  3. Hi!Maekus
    I’m Doys from Thailand who serious interested about Japanese Sword.
    I need to order all of your book about sword and japanes culture for my libraly
    Please let me know how many book ready to ship in stock
    Thank You
    Ps. Need all of your book
    Doys

    • Dear Doys,
      I would be very pleased to send you all of my books but please understand that I use a print-on-demand service. That is, I don’t have my books at home and have to place an order and tell Lulu.com where to ship them. For this, I would need an advance payment to place the order with Lulu.com. If you are interested, we can talk via Email and I suggest you get in touch with me at “markus.sesko@gmail.com”.
      Thank you,
      Markus Sesko

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