The ultimate resource on japanese antique chests
If you're thinking of purchasing a tansu or already own one and want to know more about it, this is the book to have. it covers everything from the history of these unique pieces of furniture, to the materials used in their construction, as well as providing tips of how to select, refinish, and care for them. truly a scholarly work. but perhaps the best part of all is the book's exquisite photographs showing outstanding examples of tansu from all regions of japan. you can't help but drool when seeing them.