Seller: gdme (7,807) 100% , Location: Raymore, Missouri, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382082699545 JAPANESE SWORD GUARDSONIN-HEIANJO-YOSHIRO JAPANESE SWORD GUARDS: ONIN-HEIANJO-YOSHIRO, 2016 by Gary Murtha. A 6"x9", 180 page (162 color pages), perfect bound, paperback book with laminated color cover. The book is printed on high quality paper stock. This book covers the history and development of the Onin tsuba makers of the Muromachi period, the Heianjo artists, and the birth and growth of the Momoyama and Edo period Yoshiro group of tsuba makers, all woven into the history of Japanese and samurai warfare. The book is loaded with 350 color photos of 163 different tsuba. The first comprehensive book about these three highly influential tsuba groups. The book also contains a section of family crests, a full glossary (with Japanese kanji), and a list of names and working periods of all shoguns. The author helps the reader identify, date, and understand various qualities and manufacturing techniques by critiquing each illustrated tsuba.