The Art of Tsukamaki

The Art of Tsukamaki
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Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 136
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ISBN-10 : 1505226147
ISBN-13 : 9781505226140
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Book Synopsis The Art of Tsukamaki by : Thomas Buck

Download or read book The Art of Tsukamaki written by Thomas Buck and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-11-25 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tsukamaki, combining aesthetics, form and function, is the deceptively simple Japanese art of sword handle wrapping. Dr. Buck's work presents a general historical overview of the evolution of Japanese samurai swords and sword mounts, as well as step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 25 specific types of sword handle wrapping. It also includes a compact visual glossary of Japanese swords, general temper patterns and common signature characters. As a reference book, it is both an excellent introduction to the art of Tsukamaki, and a complete how-to guide for the beginner tsukamaki-shi, or sword handle wrapper.

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