In order to improve my knowledge on mengu I am trying to get some references on this very topic. Alas I don't read japanese. Can you guys give me some advice on must have books about this subject ?
I have already bought a japanese book (with english translation) written by Kazuo Iida featuring in the front page an Horai so-men attributed to Horai Narichika. this book has quite a lot of pictures of mengu.
I am also looking for a copy of Trevor Absolon book, "The Watanabe Art Museum Samurai Armour Collection (Kabuto & Mengu, Volume I)" . Does somebody has a copy for sale or know where I can find one at a realistic price ?
Thank you for your active help.
PS : I hope I chose the right place to post my thread ...........
Gilles, The Iida is the only book I know that focusses only on mempo. As Massimo mentions, there are some nice ones in the Torii links books, but also in many other Japanese catalogs. I will ask around in the armour society if they know of other important works.
Thank you very much for your answers gentlemen. I already have all the books edited by Torii links edition, I bought them as soon as they were available. Thank you Jo, for your kind offer, please ask around in case such books can be found.
About the Trevor Absolon book, "The Watanabe Art Museum Samurai Armour Collection (Kabuto & Mengu, Volume I)", if a member has a copy for sale, please contact me.