BACKGROUND: Bukijutsu Zusetsu (Illustrations of Weapon Techniques) is written by Osano Jun and published by Shinkigensha on April 3rd, 2007. It is a book that features explanations of different weapons from both Japan and China, from historical uses to groups they are associated to. Along with this, illustrations of select forms and techniques for each weapon are also included.
Below is a sample of the book’s contents, which proved useful in my own research.
- Yari (Spear)
- Naginata (Glaive)