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Japanese Arms and Armour

Paperback - 15 May 2018
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Japan is a mysterious and beguiling country, steeped in the deepest of traditions yet strikingly modern. Here, Curator Emeritus Ian Bottomley sheds light on one of the most popular facets of the Royal Armouries' collection, reflecting this mesmeric harmony of reverence and reinvention. He offers an overview of Japanese arms and armour from the middle ages to the twentieth century, describing sword-making, firearms technology, key military campaigns and samurai culture in the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.

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1 customer reviews Between 3−4 stars rating, 07 November 2018
A History and Art in Japanese Arms and Armor
By: Dine Rostianti

This book presents Japanese arms and armor with a history related to them. The process of making several weapons is described in detail that can make the reader amazed by the skill of the weapons and armor makers in the past. Weapons and armor not only function according to their purpose, as a means of self-defense and to defeat the enemy, but also function as objects with high artistic value. The photos presented show clearly the beautiful and amazing Japanese weapons and armor in the past. There are many lessons that the reader can learn from the presentation of weapons, armor and history, including the diligence, courage and persistence of the makers and users of weapons and armor.

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