If you are even remotely interested in Japanese militaria this is an invaluable book to have on your shelf. It is written Japanese but it is quite literally page after page stuffed with well over 1200 quality photographs of the best examples of everything. This book covers quite literally everything imaginable related to the military of Imperial Japan from uniforms and insignia, swords and guns, hats and helmets, propaganda, toys, artillery, currency and on and on. There is a small 8 page English language summary included that does offer some assistance. Also, the information on firearms is given in English for whatever reason. Dustcover is torn in the front and otherwise well worn. The book itself shows gentle signs of loving use but still in excellent condition. I do have a second copy available that is in better condition and can be had for an extra $7. Really an incredible reference book.