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Item number [ B080317 ] NEW!!
Motif  "蝸牛"(snail), "蝶"(butterfly) and "茄子"(egg plant)
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  Length 5.40cm, Width 3.50cm, thickness 0.35cm,
Weight 37g

Period  Edo Period

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Iron, su-aka, shi-bu-ichi
Form  Tate-maru form
Technique  Sue-mon Taka-bori Kin-iro-e
Hitsu holes  Kata hitsu hole shi-tate
Feature  Hami-dashi-tsuba used for tantô koshirae. Kata-tsumuri (snail), chô(butter fly) are expressed in sue-mon zôgan inlay. Nasu(egg plant) is expressed in taka-bori.

Condition  Fine. It feels some aged atmosphere.
Kiri box  n/a image

Item number [ B070317 ] NEW!!
Motif  "葦"(reed) "雁" (wild geese)
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  Length 6.57cm, Width 6.13cm, thickness 0.30cm,
Weight 107g

Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 35.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  "四分一"(shi-bu-ichi) kin-iro-e shaku-dô
Form  Tate-maru form
Technique  磨地(migaki-ji) 据文(sue-mon) 
Hitsu holes  Ryô-hitsu-ana (holes)
Feature  On the "四分一磨地" (shi-bu-ichi migaki-ji(grinded surface)), which has gentle slant toward outside, wild geese playing at reed more, and flying away , are expressed by 据文象嵌(sue-mon zô-gan inlay) and ke-bori(hairlines (on an engraving)).

Condition  Excellent but there are tiny scratches and dents on ji-gane.

Kiri box  attached  image

Item number [ B060317 ] NEW!!
Motif  "雲龍"(unryû(clouds-dragon))
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  Length 7.60cm, Width 7.08cm, thickness 0.43cm,
Weight 124g

Period  Edo Period

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Iron gold shaku-dô
Form  Tate maru form
Technique  Suki-sage-hori ke-bori nuno-me zô-gan(inlay) ten-zôgan(inlay)
Hitsu holes  Ryô-hitsu-ana(holes) (one out of two filled)

Feature  Shallowy engraved by "薄肉彫"(usu-niku-bori inlay) technique, lines and shade have softnes. Welled up clouds in swirlling and the form of dragon which waving smoothly, expressed dynamically," 雲龍図" edged by fine "菱文"(hishi-mon) which are given by "金象嵌"(gold inlay), add showiness.

Condition  There is some detached part of "金象嵌"(gold inlay).

Kiri box  n/a image

Item number [ B030117 ]
Motif  "観瀑図" Kan-baku 
Mei (signature)  MORIMURA Anjyu

Size length 7,01cmcm, width 6,60cm, mimi-kasane 0,42cm,
Weight 107g

Period  Edo, second half of

Price JPY 129,600(shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  not attached

Material  Iron, gold, silver, "shi-bu-ichi", "su-aka", brass, "shaku-dô"
Forme Kata-maru-gata
Technique Suki-sage-bori, suè-mon
HItsu holes Kata hitsu-ano(hole) shitate(finish)

Feature  Former poets, "Li Bai" and others creating the poets, facing the waterfall at "Lushan".
This situation is the reason for the image. "観滝図" (enjoy the waterfall) was the pattern used repeatedly. This tsuba used high quality irons, which was given suki-sage-hori.
Surface change is so smooth. Magnificent working chisel.
It attracts the refreshing beauty and scenery of the waterfall that runs the pure precipice.
Use of several "iro-ganes" efficiently in detail. Plants such as pine or bamboo grass, smiling men of noble character, child bearing calabash, sailing boats are attracted strongly.
In the world of unique color of iron, they add gay and exciting.

Condition Excellent
Kiri box  attached image

Item number [ B030916 ]
Motif  Mokume
Mei (signature)  Ô-mi-no-kami Tsuguhira

Size  Length 7,70cm, width 7,40cm, mimi-kasane 0,50cm,
Weight 155g

Period  Edo, middle of

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  not attached

Material  Iron
Shape  Maru(round)
Technique Mokume-gane
Hitsu holes  Kata hitsu-ano(hole) shitate(finish)

Feature  Tsuba which expresses mokume-gane made by the swordsmith Ô-mi-no-kami Tsuguhira. The forging of tsuba is worthy of swordsmith.
The calm atmosphere of the mokume patterns which come from deep inside heal the eyes. The feeling on hand is smooth, the texture is agreable, too.

First generation Ô-mi-no-kami studied under third generation Yasutsugu around Kanbun, then the Ô-mino-kami Tsuguhira continued till fourth generation around An-ei at Musashi province. All of them known as excellent swordsmith and distinguished.

Conditions  Excellent
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B020916 ]
Motif  Nichirin tsuru-ha(sun, vine and leaf)
Mei (signature)  No signature

Size  Length 6.96cm, width 6,77cm, mimi-kasane (thickness of edge)0,33cm, Weight 102g
Period  Edo

Price  JPY 35,000(shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  not attached

Material  Su-aka
Shape  Mokko
Technique Kata-kiri-bori Ke-bori
Hitsu holes  Kata-hitsu hole shitate

Feature  Tsuba which explains an additional leaf of tsuru(tendril) and leaf by katagiri-bori on suaka-ji, which changed into the steady color by passed years. On addition to that, there are engraving of true circle sun in the center of tsuba on the two sides. It may wish accord or harmony.


Conditions   There are minute flaws. Trace of seppa observed. It might occur due to long mouting in koshirae.
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B010916 ]
Motif  Nami-ryu(waves and dragons)
Mei (signature)  No signature
Size  Length 7,24cm, width 7,12cm, mimi-kasane (thickness of edge)0,48cm, Weight 121,5g
Period  Edo

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  not attached

Material  Yama-gane
Shape  Mokko
Technique Taka-bori kin-iroe ke-bori
Hitsu holes  Ryo(doube) hitsu holes shitate(finish)

Feature  It expresses the scene of ferocious dragons who splash the spray of the waves by very minute engraving technique. The base color of yamagane is thick and deep so that it reflect well with engraving conditions.
The shine of kin-iroes(gold color), which put on part by part in whole, add the accent. It brings the dynamic expression effect of waves, which never remain same shape a moment.

Conditions  There are tiny scratches and dent but it maintains fine conditions in general.

Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B040716 ]
Motif  Kamuri sukashi
Mei (signature)  Seiryu-ken Eijyu

Size  L 6.96cm, W 6.77cm, Thickness of mimi 0.33cm, Weight 102g
Period  Edo Period , middle of

Price  80,000 JPY (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  not attached

Material Iron
Shape  Maru Shape
Technique  Watermarked carving, thread watermark, gold inlay
HItsu holes  Double hItsu holes

Feature  The tsuba which has a silhouette of crown in the middle, with a slant from the center of tsuba(seppa-dai) to edge(mimi), in well sophisticated maru form,
Double hitsu holes express the shape of crown as well.
Eiju was good at the carving with fine and minute description but the tsuba is well restrained and without any expression of no use, so that the tsuba become elegant. Seiryu-ken Eijeu was first name Seiei. He was same person as Naofusa.
He was a student of first generation Okamoto Shoraku. He had signatures : "Seiryu-ken Eiju" or "Seiryu-ken Naofusa" He lived in Osaka, Settsu province.

Conditions  Very little but there is gold inlay detachments observed around part of "kao".

Kiri box  attached  
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Item number [ B030716 ]
Motif  Plum tree
Mei (signature)  No signature

Size  L 8.92cm, W 3.83cm, Thickness of mimi 0.47cm, Weight 150.5g
Period  Edo Period

Price  25,000 JPY (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  not attached

Material Iron  
Shape  Nade-kaku Shape
Technique  High carved gold and silver inlay
HItsu holes  Double hItsu holes

Feature  It is well expressed refreshing atmosphere of an old plum tree with air when the dainty plum flowers began to bloom. A little larger tsuba.

Conditions  Some rusts observed part by part.
Kiri box  not attached
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Item number [ B020516 ]
Motif  Namako(sea cucumber)-sukashi hamon(waves)
Signature / metier  No signature (Heian-jo)

Size  Length 8.26cm, Width 7.94cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.59cm, weight 139.5g
Period Later Muromachi period

Price  JPY 48,000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  not attached

Material  Iron Brass
Shape  Maru-Shape  Maru-mimi Namako(sea cucumber) sukashi 
Technique  Hira-zougan(inlay)
Hitsu holes  Ryo(double)-hitsu holes shitate(finish)

Feature  Heian-jo-tsuba in thick and big finish.
The surface is not too much flattened in tsuchime-ji and simplicity. There are o-sukashi-bori of sea cucumber.

It seems that the surroundings regarded as water surface,
the expanding water patterns are expressed in brass hira-zougan inlay.

Observing inlay part, originally, the composure of wave pattern symmetry in four directions majestically,
there are natural contrast, by detaching part by part in late years, rather, the expressions of surface were given. Carving according with the time, unintentional beauty should be felt certainly.


Conditions  There are a few parts detaching inlays.
Kiri box Attached.
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Item number [ B030516 ]
Motif  Nasu(egg plant)
Signature / metier  No signature (Kinai)

Size  Length 7.45cm, Width 7.01cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.53cm, weight 122.5g
Period Begining of Edo Period

Price  JPY 38,000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper  NBTHK Kicho kodo-gu certiricate paper

Material  Iron 
Shape  Kawari-Shape  Maru-mimi
Technique  Niku-bori
Hitsu holes  Ryo-Hitsu holes shitate

Feature  Making a charming tsuba in the shape of round eggplant. Fresh cuticular of fruit is expressed in tetsu-migaki-ji in smooth. Calyx really looks like that as if it has thorns but no harm. By care of soft cloth, such as "becchin", it is one of real pleasure, showing more gloss of black iron tsuba, not using other materials. Depending on the care, the tsuba has potential to become more "delicious".

Conditions  There is few scratches on seppa-dai.
Kiri box Attached.
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Item number [ B090416 ]
Motif  Moku-me kitae Mumon zu
Signature / metier  No signature

Size  Length 8.05cm, Width 8.06cm, thickness (of edge (mimi))0.39cm, Weight 149.5g
Period  End of Edo to Meiji
Price  JPY 55.000JPY (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Iron
Shape  Maru-shape  Kaku-mimi Ko-niku
Technique  Moku-me kitae
Hitsu holes  Ryo(double)-hitsu holes shitate(finish)

Feature  The study has been actively promoting on wooden fibre called cellulose nano fibres which are five times stronger than steels. (ref . web site of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) It is considerable, the Japan who has long history living with woods and related products(e.g. architects, handicrafts and daily necessities), the observance on the cutting surface, pattern and beauty of wood has been well done. The mokume is very tastefull, which is achieved by some help of coincidences during mixing and forging of the several different irons.

The simple finish of itatsuba in mu-mon, maru-shape enhancing the rich countenance which owned by the material iron itself.


Conditions  Excellent.
Kiri box  Attached.
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Item number [ B080416 ]
Motif  Aoi Karakusa-mon zu
Signature / metier  No signature

Size  Length 7.0cm, Width 6.48cm, thickness (of edge (mimi))0.45cm, Weight 95g
Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 38.000JPY (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Iron Gold
Shape  Mokko Shape  
Technique  Nunome zougan(inlay)
Hitsu holes  Kata(single)-hitsu hole shitate(finish)

Feature  Well forged iron based small in size tsuba. It is elegant that moderately attached aoi-karakusa monyo(pattern) for mimi side.

Conditions  There are tiny scratches on mimi and seppa-dai and inlay. Tiny rust as well on mimi.

Kiri box  n/a

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Item number [ B070416 ]
Motif  Mumon(no pattern) zu
Signature / metier  No signature

Size  Length 5.88cm, Width 5.34cm, thickness (of edge (mimi))0.38cm, Weight 82.0g
Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 40.000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Shaku-do
Shape  Tate-maru shape  Kaku-mimi ko-niku
Technique  Migaki-ji
Hitsu holes  Double hitsu holes shitate(finish)

Feature  A tsuba in small size for wakizashi.
The one very charming the color in deep black gorgeous texture shaku-do-migaki-ji.

Conditions  There are remaining mark of seppa and tiny scratches.

Kiri box  n/a

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Item number [ B090316 ]
Motif  Takarakushi
Signature / metier  No signature

Size  Length : 5,58cm, width : 4,61cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0,40cm, weight 55g
Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 23.000(shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Iron, shakudo, yama-gane, gold, silver
Shape  Nade-kado shape  kaku-mimi koniku
Technique  Sue-mon inlay
Hitsu hole  Kata-hitsu hole shitate

Feature  Uchi-de-no-kozuchi (magic mallet), kin-noh(golden sack), nyoi-houju (magic ball) and kakure-mino (straw rain coat for hiding) are epxressed by sue-mon inlay, wishing lucky fortune Takarakushi. The tsuba wishing for safety and fullfilment of wish.


The tsuba which has fine iron taste with air, motif of pine tree and attached geese.

Conditions  A little scratches but not so significant. Very fine.
Kiri box  attached.

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Item number [ B080316 ]
Motif  Musha
Signature / metier  Mogarashi nyudo Munenori
sei
Size  Length : 7,41cm, width : 7.27cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.63cm, weight 112g
Period  Meij Period

Price  JPY 75.000(shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Yamagane
Shape  Tate-maru(round) shape  kaku-mimi koniku
Technique  Ji-sukashi, taka-bori, kin-zogan(inlay), kin-iroe and ke-bori
Hitsu hole  Ryo-hitsu holes shitate

Feature The tsuba which shaped musha(worrior) in yoroi (armor) who is in brave and huge presence. So elaborate piece of work, it was said that the work was
aiming for exportation. It is not suitable for practical use but its presence, it can be appreciated in display.

Conditions  Excellent.
Kiri box  attached.

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Item number [ B070316 ]
Motif  Sho-gan(Pine tree and geese) sukashi
Signature / metier  No signature (Akasaka Yondai Tadatoki)

Size  Length : 6,94cm, width : 6,43cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0,47cm, weight 130g
Period  Edo Period

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a

Material  Suaka
Shape  Tate-maru(round) shape  maru-mimi
Technique  Ishi-meji, suemon inlay, kin-gin(gold-silver) iroe
Hitsu hole  Ryo-hitsu(holes) shitate

Feature  Tsuba which has elegant and tastefulness, drawing branch of ume by shakudo, bud by silver and flowers by gold. It looks likes fresh warmness filled early spring expressed by fine chisel pointillism.

Conditions  Excellent.
Kiri box  attached.

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Item number [ B060316 ]
Motif  U-ro (Crow and heron)
Signature / metier  No signature (Aizu Shoami)

Size  Length : 7,39cm, width : 7,08cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.82cm, weight 134,5g
Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY180,000(shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  Hozon-tosougu Certificate paper (issued on 22nd Feb. Heisei 17(2005))

Material  Iron
Shape  Tate-Maru(round) shape  maru-mimi, koniku
Technique  Taka-bori, suemon inlay, kin-gin(gold-silver) iroe
Hitsu hole  Ryo-hitsu(holes)(one hole filled by sakudo)

Feature  On mat and simple iron base, crow and heron are dynamically arranged face and back of tsuba. On front, the crow in grotesque and fierce shape who hunting down is so impressed overwhelmingly. However, on the back, the heron fighting back flew up by ascending air current calmly. The tsuba may suitable for go
lover.

Conditions  Excellent.
Kiri box  attached.

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Item number [ B050216 ]
Motif  Futatsu-hiki ryo-sukashi
Signature / metier  No signature (attributed to Yagyu)

Size  Length : 7.31cm, width : 7.10cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.61cm, weight 103.5g
Period  Edo period

Price  JPY 220,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  Hozon certificate paper (issued on 26th January Heisei 21(2009))

Material  Iron
Shape  Maru Shape  Kaku-mimi, koniku
Technique  Ji-sukashi
Hitsu hole  Ryo-Hitsu hole

Feature  The tsuba which has futatsu hiki-ryo mon sukashi as ji-sukashi, with round and thick iron ji(base).
There appears spiral shape ji-mon both on omote and ura.
It has mat and fine texture.

It shows specific scene with the taste of iron rust in blueish calm tone and fine frosted surface.

Conditions  Excellent.
Kiri box  attached. (FIne kiri box )

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Item number [ B040216 ]
Motif  Zui-un Fu-rin sukashi
Signature / metier  No signature (attributed to Kanayama)

Size  Length : 6.95cm, width : 6.97cm, thickness (of edge (mimi)) 0.58cm, weight 70.5g
Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 120,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  Hozon certificate paper (issued on 16th January Heisei 27(2015))

Material  Iron
Shape  Tate-maru Shape  Maru mimi
Technique  Iron(tetsu) ishime-ji, ji-sukashi
Hitsu hole  Ryo-Hitsu holes

Feature : 
The tsuba of ji-sukashi on well grained iron base, the drawn motifs are : designed zuiun which is similar to shape of dragon, and, furins or bonshos, placed sýmmetry, up, down, left and right .

The combination of scene expecting happiness,
and the familiar sounds in daily life will inspire the samurai spirits who attach this tsuba to own cherished sword.

Conditions  Excellent.  
Kiri box  attached.

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Item number [ B060116 ]
Motif Karakusa-mon inlay zu
Signature / metier  No signature (Yo-shu Sho-ami)

Size  Length : 8.25cm, width :8.18cm, thickness(of edge(mimi)) 0.50cm, weight 152.5g
Period Edo Period

Price JPY 98,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Kodougu paper(issued on 11th March 1973)
Material Iron
Shape  Mokko Shape  Kaku(square) Mimi
Technique  Shiho(four directions) sukashi , Brass inlay
Hitsu hole  Double Hitsu hole ume(filled)

Feature  Generous and specific Mokko Shape tsuba . On total Iron -ji karakusa-mon Brass inlay is still attaching the gorgeousness even changed into current calm color.

Conditions  There is scratch, below left of ura(back)Hitsu hole, close of Mimi. There is scartch on the metal of sukashi filling, of Omote(front) beside of left koka Hitsu hole. There are some detachments of Brass inlay. However, it becomes smooth and fit, as feel of passing times.

Kiri box  attached

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Item number [ B040116 ]
Motif Ume-mon(plum flower)
Signature / metier  No signature

Size  Length : 7.30cm, width :7.03cm, thickness(of edge(mimi)) 0.25cm, weight 125.5g
Period Edo Period

Price JPY 25,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a
Material Iron
Shape  Maru(round) Shape  Uchi-kaeshi Mimi
Technique  Migaki-ji
Hitsu hole  Double Hitsu hole

Feature  Go-ishi shape, starting by shave off part of kasane for Mimi side, escalting to seppa-dai. Charming plumn flower engraving attached iron tsuba .

Conditions  There is a little rusts observed but no damaged. It will become far better maintaining using such as becchin crothes.

Kiri box  attached

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Item number [ B020116 ]
Motif Momiji-gari
Signature / metier  Morinobu

Size  Length : 7.25cm, width :6.82cm, thickness(of edge(mimi)) 0.49cm, weight 165.0g
Period end of Edo

Price JPY 58,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material Su-aka  Silver Shi-bu-ichi
Shape  Nade(smooth)-Kaku(square) Shape  Kaku(square) Mimi koniku
Technique  Kata-kiri-bori , ke-bori  Sue-mon inlay
Hitsu hole  Kata-Hitsu hole

Feature  Tsuba taking its motif from "Noh", titled "momi-ji-gari", describing Koreshige TAIRA beats the devil in the magnific scene of red colored Japanese maple. Tsuba tells silently a lingering sensation.

Family name as ARAKI, called Oni-ichi, whose signature was Morinobu, lived during Keio - Meiji Periods, mentioned on "To-so-kin-ko jiten(dictionary)" by Takeshi MORIYAMA. He lived in Ogami-machi town in Okayama city.

Conditions  Tiny scratches and flaw exist. But no harm for appreciation.

Kiri box  attached

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Item number : [ B051115 ]

Motif Kikka (chrysanthemum)

Signature / metier : No signature(Sa-otome)

Size Length : 8.75cm, width : 8.70cm, thickness(of edge(mimi)) 0.32cm, weight : 122.5g

Period :  Azuchi-Momoyama period

Price :  JPY 61,000 (shipping and insurance fee not included)

Certificate :  n/a

Material :  Iron
Shape :  Maru shape :  Kaku-mimi
Technique :  Suki-sage-bori, ke-bori
Hitsu hole :  Ryo(double) hitsu holes : (suaka(copper)-ategane)

Feature :  Original koduka-hitsuana because of its trimming. Matsu-kawa hishiwari-shape kougai-hitsu may be added later. It has katana-kizu(scratch caused by katana impact) in the edge of mimi. The shallow cracks around seppa-dai and kougai-hitsuana may be caused in the battle, hit by katana. It excites the romantic spirit of Samurai period.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box :  attached.

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Item number : [ B121015 ]

Motif :  Wachigai-tsunagi sukashi

Signature / metier :  No signature(Sho-ami)

Size :  Length : 8.16cm, width : 8.05cm, thickness (of edge(mimi)) : 0.64cm, weight : 82.5g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 138,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Hozon Certificate paper : (by NBTHK issued on 27th April Heisei 23(2011))

Material : Iron.
Shape :  Yatsu-mokko Maru-mimi
Technique : Niku-bori ji-sukashi
Hitsu hole :  -

Feature :  Sukashi with eight circles, even width, combined like flower, is large and strong but reducing the weight in its finish.
The taste of color is well with charm.
It has nice presence attached with koshirae.

Conditions : Excellent.

Kiri box : Attached.

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Item number : [ B111015 ]

Motif :  Kara-kusa-chirashi

Signature / metier :  No signature(Higo)

Size :  Length : 7.44cm, width : 7.35cm, thickness (of edge(mimi)) : 0.53cm, weight : 114g

Period : Edo, first half.

Price : 260,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Hozon Certificate paper : (by NBTHK issued on 8th July Heisei 27(2015))

Material : Iron.
Shape : Kawari mokko-gata Maru-mimi
Technique: Iron. tsuchi-me-ji, kin nunome inlay
Hitsu hole :  Double hitsu hole :

Feature :  Hitsu hole which reminds us tea storage bowl, the shape of kawari-mokko is so specific. Not wither but elegant. Higo tsuba which has well grained iron with the fine texture. Karakusa pattern, well balanced composition, it looks attractive with shining.

Conditions : Excellent.

Kiri box : Attached.

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Item number [ B081015 ]

Motif :  Sekka-mon(snow powder pattern)

Signature / metier : No signature

Size :  Length : 5.24cm, width : 4.74cm, mimi(edge)0.39cm, weight : 43.5g

Period :  Edo, later half

Price :  SOLD

Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Shaku-do
Shape :  Mokko :  Maru mimi  Uchikae-shi mimi
Metier :  Migaki-ji, kokuin, uchikomi
Hitsu trou :  Kata hitsu trou :

Feature :  Sekka-mon was stamped in the back ground of dark shakuo-do-ji.

Conditions :  Excellent

Kiri box :  Attache

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Item number [ B071015 ]

Motif :  Nami-chidori

Signature / metier : No signature

Size :  Length : 6.51cm, width : 5.74cm, mimi(edge)0.44cm, weight : 74.0g

Period :  Edo, end of
Price :  100,000, JPY (fee of shipping and insurance not included )

Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Iron, gold, silver
Shape :  Nade-mokko :  Gin(silver) fukurin(nawame)
Metier :  Tetsu(Iron)-ishimeji, ke-bori, kin-nunome-inlay, gin(silver) suso-mon inlay, gin(silver) ten(point) inlay
Hitsu trou :  Double holes

Feature :  Chidori and waves which contrast of gold and silver is significant. They are drawn on well grained iron.

Conditions :  There are a few scartches on the back nagakogohitsu. The rest remains excellent conditions.

Kiri box :  Attache

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Item number [ B061015 ]

Motif :  Budou(grape)-risu(squirrel)

Signature / metier : No signature

Size :  Length : 7.36cm, width : 6.92cm, mimi(edge)0.68cm(max.), weight : 108g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price :  120,000, JPY (fee of shipping and insurance not included )

Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Iron gold
Shape :  Kawari-gata, maru-mimi, uchikaeshi-mimi
Metier :  Tsuchi-me-ji, ke-bori, sukashi, kin(gold)nunome-inlay 
Hitsu trou :  Single trou

Feature :  Squirrels are attractive. The dessin of them, flying and turn, are wonderful.

Conditions :  Excellent

Kiri box :  Attache

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Item number [ B041015 ]

Motif :  Cha-dougu

Signature / metier : No signature

Size :  Length : 6.64cm, width : 6.47cm, mimi(edge)0.40cm, weight : 98.5g

Period :  Edo

Price :  SOLD

Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Yamagane-ji
Shape :  Maru-gata, maru-mimi, suaka fukurin
Metier :  Ishime-ji, ke-bori, kin-iroe 
Hitsu trou :  Un trou

Feature :  In omote(front), there are cha-shaku, cha-ire, Iron pot, in ura(back), feather duster, tea cup and tea spoon. They are placed and expressed by Su-aka or brass sue-mon inlay one place to another. In the calmness, the tea celemony, in order to have just one serve of tea, there are several preparation and procedures, paying attention to a sense of beauty. The tsuba which ceremony's cultural enjyoment can be transfered in one moment.

Conditions :  Excellent, there is slight scratch on fuku-rin.. So the color of gold can be observed clearly. It may be calmed down by aging.

Kiri box :  n/a

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Item number : [ B011015 ]

Motif :  "Ama-ryu" (Rain dragon)

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 7.61cm, W 7.62cm, mimi (edge) :0.41cm, weight : 147.5g

Period :  Edo

Price : SOLD

Certificate paper : n/a
Material :  "Shibu-ichi" (Alloy of silver and copper)
Shape : Round shape. Mimi in mitsu-mune style.
Metier :  Migaki-ji, ke-bori, kin-iroe.
Hitsu hole :  Kata(single) hitsu-ana

Feature :  Migaki-ji of shibu-ichi(oboro-gin) which is alloy of siliver and copper shows specific change in its appearance. Ama-ryu (rain dragon) takes this as back ground, forming fluid round shape. Dressed in splash, floated up in gold, it is full of dynamic energy.

The motif, in so evident and clear, acts good foil of aged materials. It shows the skill of metier. It is more over lovable, kind and charming.

Conditions :  Excellent. There are a few tiny scrathes.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B010815 ]

Motif :  No patterns Swordsmith tsuba

Signature / artisan :  Kuniyasu

Size :  L 8.65cm, W 8.64cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.38cm, weight : 165g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 30,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Iron Migaki-ji,
Hitsu hole :  Not attached.  

Feature :  Big and impressibe swordsmith tsuba.

Conditions :  Some scratches.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B030215 ]

Motif :  Spider nest

Signature / artisan :

Size :  L 8.17cm, W 8.18cm, seppadai kasane 0.45cm,
mimi (edge)kasane 0.51cm, weight : 157.5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 75,000- -> JPY60.000-(shipping and insurance not included) Price reduced!

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Suki-shita kin-nunome inlay
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature : On well grained iron, spider nest and plants are drawn by gold nunome inlay. Splendid and massive tsuba.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B010215 ]

Motif :  Prawn

Signature / artisan :  No signature(Heian-jo)

Size :  L 7.68cm, W 7.34cm, seppadai kasane 0.42cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.47cm, weight : 112.5g

Period :  Edo Period : beginning of

Price : JPY 64,500- (shipping and insurance not included)

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Kata maru shape. Ironmallet seam  Brass. inlay sukashi hori
Hitsu hole :  Single Hitsu hole :

Feature : Round prawn covers the outer round of tsuba. Dynamic composure which made by brass. inlay is so rare. Color tone becomes deep. Old taste, deep color.

Conditions :  Very fine.  
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B081214]

Motif :  Clock hori

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 7.04cm, W 7.01cm, seppadai kasane 0.50cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.52cm, weight : 80g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 60,000- (shipping and insurance not included)

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Ironmallet seam  sukashi hori
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature :  It is called clock sukashi tsuba since it resembles to gear of clock. Some say it is simlilar to the emblem of Jusit so that there is some relathions.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B031214]

Motif :  Ino-me(boar eyes) Round cross pattern hori

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 7.78cm, W 7.80cm, seppadai kasane 0.40cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.35cm, weight : 95g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 30,000-

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Iron mallet base, sukashi hori
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature :  Radomly rayout hori makes some sense of moving. It makes fun. Tsuba which as simple taste.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Not attached.  Made by Touken Komachi tsubacase attached.

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Item number : [ B021214]

Motif :  Wave

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :   L 7.87cm, W 7.78cm, seppadai kasane 0.60cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.54cm, weight : 185.5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 30,000- (shipping and insurance not included)

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Ironmallet seam  taka-bori  ke-bori
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature :   On the profoudly massive feeling ita tsuba, wave motif come up palely. No excessive decorations as if sound of wave could be heard.
Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Not attached.  Made by Touken Komachi tsubacase attached.

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Item number : [ B011214]

Motif :  Choji hori

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 7.06cm, W 7.00cm, seppadai kasane 0.29cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.24cm, weight : 62.5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 45,000- (shipping and insurance not included)

Certificate paper :  Not attached.

Material :  Iron.
Shape : Round shape.
Metier :  Ironmallet seam  Round mimi (edge) sukashi hori
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature :  With cho-ji motif sukashi, plain taste iron tsuba. Thin and light.
Conditions : Very fine.
Kiri box : Not attached. Made by Touken Komachi tsubacase attached.

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Item number : [ B020414 ]

Motif : Wild goose couple

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 7.81cm x W 7.33cm, mimi (edge)kasane 0.31, weight : 63.5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 25,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper : Not attached.
Material :  Iron.
Shape : Kata maru shape.
Metier :  Kata maru shape. , sukashi hori, shakudo sue-mon inlay
Hitsu hole : double hitsu holes. One filled.
Feature :  Two wild goose who flown over water side of reed. The composure, which remains blank in unilateral both omote and ura, makes silence sugestivenss. Digged udenuki-o taste holes, one of two is filled. It looks like water drop design.

Conditions : Scratches, small rusts.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B020313]

Motif : Drifted leaves

Signature / artisan : signature : Bushu-ju Masayoshi

Size :  L 7.35cm , W 7.00cm , mimi (edge)kasane 0.33cm weight : 126.5g

Period :  Edo Period : second half of

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Iron.
Shape : Go-ishi Shape
Metier :  Iron migaki-ji, kata-kiri hori sukashi hori
Hitsu hole :  double hitsu holes.

Feature :   Like go-ishi, it stands in the middle in kata maru shape. Smooth Iron, and clear-cut hori was explained autumn leaves, which flew in the air, light and motion.

Conditions : Part by part, there are some scratches. However, once cleaned and wiped continuosly, fine iron taste will be able to appreciate.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number [ B060916 ] NEW!!
Motif  Hi-ro(flying herons)
Mei (signature)  No signature

Size  Length 1,47cm, width 3,23cm, height 0,49cm, Weight 3,5g
Length 1,33cm, width 3,40cm, height 0,50cm, Weight 3,0g

Period  Edo
Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  not attached
Material  Silver, shaku-do
Technique katachi-bori, ke-bori

Feature  A pair of menukis which combined different craftmen' but have same motif.
Please appreciate color, shape and appearance.

Conditions  Excellent
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B050916 ] NEW!!
Motif  Kakure-mino(cover)-gasa(east asian style hat)
Mei (signature)  No signature

Size  Length 1,30cm, width 3,64cm, height 0,54cm, Weight 5,0g
Length 1,59cm, width 3,63cm, height 0,58cm, Weight 5,5g

Period  Unknown
Price  JPY 35.000(shipping and insurance fees are not included ) 
Certificate paper  not attached
Material  Silver, shaku-do
Technique Taka-bori, ke-bori, kin-iroe

Feature  Design of kakure-mino(cover), which consists of mino, kana and kozuchi, is expressed by elegant engraving. Strings of mino, mokume pattern of kochi(mallet) and woven patterns of braided hat are engraved by no futher detailed ke-boris with reality. According to the notice of NBTHK Hozon-tosougu appraisal result was pending, "It requires the study on creation period". The menuki which has unknown pleasure.

Conditions  Excellent
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B040516 ] NEW!!
Motif  Tsue(wand)-kesa(surplice)
Signature / artisan  No signature

Size : L 1,25cm, W 4,82cm, H 0,54cm, weight 5,5g
L 1,16cm, W 4,88cm, H 0,50cm, weight 5,0g

Period : Edo period :
Price : JPY 45,000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material  Shaku-do
Metier  Katachi-bori, kin-iroe
Feature  The volume distinction is given to shaku-do-ji which has warm in color.
The motif of canes and surplice, which made by the beauty of form, drawn by the contrasts of lines and curves. The tip of canes have nodes, handle of canes are decorated fine chisel drawing circles. Very elaborate finish with kin-iro-e on some parts, "rusu-moyo" which shows they are owned by high priest or nobleman. Sometime, the theme is not the person but the mind which is common for whom seeking the enlightenment by austerity. The menuki which has refreshing atmosphere.
Conditions  Excellent
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B050516 ] NEW!!
Motif  Hai-ryu Dai-sho-soroi Menuki
mei Masayohi

Size :
Small L 1.51cm, W 4.99cm, H 0.50cm, weight 8.5g/L 1.44cm, W 4.97cm, H 0.47cm, weight 8.0g
Large L 1.54cm, W 5.36cm, H 0.58cm, weight 9.0g/L 1.60cm, W 5.17cm, H 0.60cm, weight 9.0g

Period : Edo period : later half of
Price : JPY 67,000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a

Material  Su-aka
Metier  Katachi-bori, kin-tokin

Feature  Dragon is imaginable animal but it is one of most favored motif of Menuki.
The reason why many menuki remaining is Samurai liked them in parallel with tigers and lions. High metalwork technique was developed in later half of Edo period, then Masayoshi run advanced taking the means of modern mass production of goods on hand, and he became popular.
It was said that he lived around Edo Nakabashi, calling himself "正義" or "正好". It looks that the well considered balance when attached to tsuka and wrapped by tsuka-ito.
A set of dai-sho menuki of dragons with a sense of stability.

Conditions Very good but a little darkened
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B030216 ]
Motif Kazari-uma(decorated horses)
Signature, metier No signature

Size 
Length : 1.60cm, width : 3.58cm, height : 0.58cm, weight : 5.0g
Length : 1.73cm, width : 3.50cm, height : 0.48cm, weight : 5.0g
Period Edo period

Price  JPY 45.000 (fee of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper  n/a
Material Shaku-do
Technique Katachi-bori, kin-iroe

Feature The horses have been paid much attentions as sacred creatures from the ancien period. Gorgeous decorated horses maybe prepared for Daimyo-gyoretsu( long line of Daimyo clan marching) or Houno-gyoji (offering evetn for shrine)
Supple movement of horses, dáshing and in high spirit,
a feeling of speediness, glossy coats are expressed ingeniously. They are heartwarming.

Conditions : Excellent
Kiri box : attached.

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Item number[ B070116 ]
Motif Jinbutsu
Signature, metier No signature

Size Length : 1.72cm, width :2.51cm, height 0.50cm, weight 2.0g
Length : 1.97cm, width :2.49cm, height 0.43cm, weight 2.0g
Period Edo Period

Price 18,000, JPY (fee of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper  n/a
Material Copper
Technique  Kata-bori , kin(gold)-gin(silver) iroe

Feature  Full of fishes in the nets, they jump around inside ot them, it causes the unevenness of fisherman's poids balance. They try to recover their balance opening the legs wide. This motif is so cute and interesting. When on hand, they are so light contrary to their appearance.

Conditions  There is a portion, a little de-colored, but in general, it is excellent.
Kiri box  attached

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Item number : [ B021115 ]
Motif :  Ito-maki(reel)
Signature, metier :  No signature (Kyo kanagu-shi)

Size :  Length : 4.57cm, width : 1.32cm, height : 0.55cm, weight : 3.0g
Length : 3.82cm, width : 1.38cm, height : 0.53cm, weight : 2.5g
Period :  Edo

Price :  JPY 65,000- (fee of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  Hozon paper (NBTHK, issued on 1st Nov. Heisei 25(2013))
Material :  Sou-kin-ji 
Technique : Katachi-bori

Feature :  It is taken from the look of some reels which stored the line in rich and orderly. The menukis are attributed to Kyo kanagu-shi. It has attractive shining which comes from extra fine lines of drawn and composed strings.

Conditions :  There is a part which the gold colour has been changed, but it has natural feeling of material.

Kiri box :  Attached

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Item number : [ B040515 ]

Motif :  Grape

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 1.51cm, W 4.41cm, thickness 0.65cm, weight : 5g
L 1.55cm, W 4.39cm, thickness 0.53cm, weight : 5g

Period :  (upto) Momoyama Period

Price : JPY 70,000- -> JPY 45.000- (shipping and insurance not included) Price reduced!

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo  
Metier :  Kata hori  sukashi  kiniroe

Feature :  

Grape motif with a plenty of feeling of mass, embossing on shakudo, it is gorgeous menuki attaching kin-iroe.

Friction caused by hand in years, naturally peeled off kiniroe part show the jigane, where warm black color exist. It has good color contrast between black and gold.

Spreading the branch out wide, and come to fruit so much, the grape symbolize the richness and prosperity, they are cultivated in Japan as well from 12th century.

In kanji, it has same sound as Budo, so that it often used as swords attachments.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B010814]

Motif :  Balance

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  L 1.02cm, W 3.32cm, thickness 0.33cm, weight : 4.5g
L 1.10 cm x , W 3.31cm, thickness 0.35cm, weight : 5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 50,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo

Metier :  Kata hori  Point inlay kiniroe

Feature : The menuki's motif represent the measure, used for medicines or tiny items. The balance, plate and weight are set into one, in gourd shape box.
Smooth shakudo enhance the beauty of clean shape. At the holder part, there is a kiniroe, the one axis of cover has shakudo, the other has suaka inlay. These tiny decoration makes a kind of accent and interesting preIronence.


Menuki which covered by the book "The beauty of sword fittings vol.2"

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number : [ B050214]

Motif :  Fishermen

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  length : 3.89cm width : 1.67cm thickness 0.61cm, weight : 6.0g length : 3.88cm width : 1.73cm thickness 0.5cm, weight : 5.0g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 23,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo
Metier :  Kata hori  ke-bori  kiniroe

Feature :  Muscular fishermans who pull the net. hori express deep shaped faces and round hairs, which resemble to Greece mythology, Poseidon, who controls the sea.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number [ B040317 ] NEW!!
Motif  "吹寄図" Fuki-yose (autumn leaves)
Mei ( signature ) "安乗"(An-jô)

Size  Kashira : length 3,57cm, width 1,67cm, height 0,78cm, weight 10.0g
Fuchi : length 3,93cm width 2,29cm height 1,05cm, weight 19.2g 

Period  Edo Period

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a
Material  "赤銅"(Shaku-dô), gold, silver, "素銅"(su-aka) 
Technique  "石目地"(Ishi-me-ji), "据文"(sue-mon),"色絵"(iro-e)

Feature  "吹寄"(autumn leaves), which consists of leaves (e.g. ginkgo, zelkova, pine, pine cone), making oveflowing composition.

Condition  Scratches on "金色絵"(kin-iro-e).
Kiri box  n/a

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Item number [ B020117 ] NEW!!
Motif  Ama-ryû 雨龍図
Mei (signature)  no signature(Ume-tada)

Size  頭 : length 3.48cm × width 2.03cm × thickness 1.12cm poids 12.4g /
縁 : longueur3.96cm × largeuer 2.49cm × thickness 1.27cm poids 23.6g
Period  安土桃山Period

Prix  150,000 JPY (l'assurance du transport n'est pas incluse et reste à la charge du client )
Papier de certificat  Papier de certificat (Hozon tô-sô-gu) (publié 8éme Juin Heisei 27(2015))
Material  Shaku-dô Or
Technique
Kashira : Migaki-ji kin-sue-mon taka-bori kin-iro-e
Fuchi : migaki-ji kin-sue-mon taka-bori kin-iro-e

Feature   

Migaki-ji qui est exceptionnellement en noir et lustré,
il s'agit de comme du monde après la pluie causé par ama-ryû. C'est en fond, dynamique u-ryû est écrit par sué-mon en pur d'or, le modèle de tonnerre écrit par kin-iro-e. Ils hardiment attirés. Tout les fuchi et kashira ont ko-buchi en or réticulé.


Conditions   Excellent. Il l y a un petit peu rayure sur kin-iro-e en kobuchi de fuchi.

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Item number [ B010117 ] NEW!!
Motif  Un-ryû 雲龍図
Mei (signature)  "後藤俊乗(花押)"(Gotô Toshinori(Kaô))

Size  Kashira : length 3.28cm × width 1.60cm × thickness 1.78cm length 15.6g /
Fuchi : length 3.78cm × width 2.25cm × thickness 1.24cm length 18.8g
Period  Edo

Prix  30,000 JPY (l'assurance du transport n'est pas incluse et reste à la charge du client )
Papier de certificat  pas attaché

Material  Shaku-dô
Technique Kashira : Na-na-ko-ji Taka-bori Kin-iro-e
   Fuchi : Na-nan-ko-ji Taka-bori Kin-iro-e

Feature   Lignes claires tracées par taka-hori-kin-iroe, sur très fine na-na-ko-ji. Il a ko-buchi en kin-iro-e.
Go-tô Toshi-nori s'appelait Mitsunaga aussi. C'était la deuxième génération de Hachi-ro-bê dans les familles Waki-Go-tô (脇後藤). Il est né à 寛永 (Kan-ei) 11, est mort à 享保 (Kyô-hô) 6. Il vit à Kyô-to.
("刀装金工辞典"(Dictionaire de Tô-sô-kin-kô) par "若山猛"(Wakayama Takeshi) Yû-zan-kaku Heisei 8(2006))

Conditions   Si non que un peu de rayures mais il mentenu le condition excellent.

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Item number [ B040916 ] NEW!!
Motif  Un-ryu(clouds and dragons)
Mei (signature)  signed as Masayuki

Size  kashira : length 3,51cm × width 1,72cm × height 0,72cm Weight 10,0g /
fuchi : length 3,85cm × width 2,22cm × height 1,10cm Weight 17,5g
Period  Edo, second half

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  not attached
Material  Shaku-do
Technique kashira : migaki-ji katagiri-bori, fuchi : migaki-ji katagiri-bori, kin-iro-e

Feature  It may consider that a pair of fuchi and kashira were not made by same craftman since the color of jigane and touch of engraving a little different. However, both of them have same motif, un-ryu(clouds and dragons)zu, drawn by kata-giri-bori on shaku-do-migaki-ji so that they can be appreciated.

Conditions   Excellent

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Item number [ B100516 ]
Motif  Un-ryu(cloud and dragon)
Mei (signature) / metier  No signature

Size  Kashira : length 3.46cm × width 1.99cm × height 0.87cm weight 10.0g /
Fuchi : length 3.74cm × width 2.55cm × height 1.30cm weight 28.0g
Period  Edo Period

Price  38,000 JPY (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper not attached

Material  tetsu(iron)
Technique  Kashira : Ishime-ji taka-bori ten(point)-inlay, Fushi: ishime-ji taka-bori ten(point)-inlay

Feature  Fuchigashira express the dragon, which appeared between clouds, by steady engraving touch, in dynamic and careful manner.
Fuchs has especially high "koshi" and thick finish, so that it is strong. The color of iron is deep and gorgeous.

Conditions   excellent

Kiri box attached image

 
Item number [ B060516 ]
Motif  Housing mouses
Mei (signature) / metier  Mei (signature) Yasuchika(Ka-o)

Size  kashira : length 3.42cm × width 1.64cm × height 0.69cm weight 8.0g /
縁 : length 3.76cm × width 1.95cm × height 0.71cm weight 12.5g
Period  Edo Period, later half

Price  68.000 JPY -> 55.000 JPY PRICE DOWN (shipping and insurance fees are not included )
Certificate paper not attached
Material  shaku-do  suaka
Technique  Kashira : Sue-mon zou-gan(inlay)  kin-iro-e ,
   Fuchi : Sue-mon zou-gan(inlay)  kin-zougan(inlay) kin-iro-e

Feature  There are motifs, expressed by Sue-mon zou-gan(inlay) ;
mouse, earthenware mortar, wooden pestle, seashell, post of pothook.
In the background, there are yoroke-shima-moyo(pattern) engraved shallow lines. They give specific space expression.

Conditions   Excellent

Kiri box attached image
 
Item number [ B020216]
Motif :  Un-ryu
Signature, metier :  no signature

Size :  Kashire : length 3,90cm × width 2,34cm × height 1,05cm weight : 6.5g /
Fuchi : length : 3,28cm × width 1,07cm × height 1,17cm weight : 12.5g
Period :  Edo period

Price :  JPY 25.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Dou(copper)
Metier :  Kashira : nanako-ji kin-iro-e, Fuchi : nanako-ji, kin-iro-e

Feature :  Fuchi-gashira, which take the motif from strong and brave dragon flying in the clouds.
Condition :   Scratches, detach of kin-iro-e observed.

Kiri box :  attached 
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Item number [ B010216]
Motif :  Gun-bai (sumo referee's fan) zu
Signature, metier :  Senda-ju Kiyosada

Size :  Kashire : length 3,34cm × width 1,69cm × height 0,74cm weight : 10.5g /
Fuchi : length : 3.81cm × width 2.30cm × height 1.24cm weight : 24.0g
Period :  Edo period, second half of

Price :  JPY 250.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  Hozon tousougu paper (NBTHK, issued on Jun. Heisei 28(2016))
Material :  Shaku-dou
Metier :  Kashire : Ishime-ji kin-zou-gan(gold inlay), Fuchi : Ishime-ji kin-zou-gan(gold inlay)

Feature :  On smooth ishime-ji,using plenty of gold, detailed inlay is magnificent.

Outlines of motif, the gunbai have higher than surroundings, filled inlay.
Inside of kashira, there are ichi-matsu and kickos. Inside of fuchi, there are Ho-ou, saya-gata and kiku-sui. They are fit in as gold lines.

KUSAKARI Kiyosada was hired craftsman of Sendai clan. He lived at Sendai Sakana-cho.

Condition : There are a few scartches and dent since this set was practically used. The conditions of gold inlay is excellent .Fuchi-gashira have fine, noble and a feeling of weight.
Kiri box :  attached image

 
Item number : [ B120713 ]

Motif :  A pair of menuki and fuchi gashira / Mt. Fuji, hawk, egg plant

Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  kashira : length : 3.35cm × width : 1.76cm × thickness 1.03cm, weight : 10g
Fuchi : 3.76cm width : 2.20cm thickness 1.09cm, weight : 17.5g 
menuki : length : 1.24cm width : 3.57cm thickness 0.62cm, weight : 4.5g length : 1.28cm width : 3.31cm thickness 0.52cm, weight : 4g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 45,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo
Metier :  taka-bori  Kata hori  ke-bori

Feature :   Lucky motif, combination of Mt. Fuji, hawk and egg plant. A set of ko-dougu.

Conditions :  Very fine.
Kiri box :  Not attached.

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Item number : [ B060313 ]

Motif :  Hagi and wild boar
Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :  kashira : length : 3.35cm × width : 1.81cm × thickness 0.85cm weight : 11.0g / Fuchi : length : 3.75cm × width : 2.13cm × thickness 1.44cm weight : 23.0g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 26,400- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo
Metier :  Single hori  gold point inlay

Feature :  Fat wild boar is running through flourish Hagi plants field. All blacks, one point gold inlay, representing boar's eye, shining.

Conditions :  Fuchi is very fine. Kashira has some atari or scratches.
Kiri box :  Not attached.

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Item number : [ B030313 ]

Motif :  Mountain cherry
Signature / artisan :  No signature

Size :   : length : 3.12cm × width : 1.46cm × thickness 0.9cm weight : 10.5g / Fuchi : length : 3.26cm × width : 2.00cm × thickness 0.99cm weight : 12.5g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 22,400- (shipping and insurance fee not included )

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material : Shakudo
Metier :  taka-bori  gold-silver iroe

Feature :  Fuchigashi which the emotion of seeing full bloom mountain cherry blossom can be felt. It is recommended to make koshirae of small katana with pink tsuka-iot.

Conditions :  Some scratches on kiniroe.
Kiri box :  Attached.

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Item number [ B050317 ] NEW!!
Motif : "月波図" Moon and waves 
Signature, metier :  no signature

Size : length 9,78cm, width 1,42cm, thickness 0,53cm, weight 26g
Period : Edo

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Shaku-dô, su-aka
Technique : Na-na-ko-ji, ishi-me, sue-mon-zô-gan inlay and taka-bori kin-iro-e

Feature Regarding shaku-dô nana-ko-ji as night sky, crescent moon is seen off and on behind sliver rough waves. The exaggerated size of moon looks like a boat. Even though it might necessary to have a portion which hide crescent moon behind the rolling waves, it made charming and modest design.

Condition A little scratches and tiny dents are observed.
Kiri box : attached   image
 
Item number [ B021016 ] NEW!!
Motif :   San-syô(Japanese pepper) 
Signature, metier :  NARA Toshimitsu

Size Length 9,78cm, width 1,42cm, thickness 0,53cm, weight 26g
Period Edo, in the middle of, around Kyô-hô

Price JPY 160.000円 (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper n/a
Material : Brass, shaku-dô, su-aka
Technique Shin-chû(brass)-migaki-ji, ishi-mes, sue-mon zô-gan(inlay), taka-bori kin-iroe

Feature It was made as subject, the two of the shape of tree, on which fruit of the pepper has burst, . Kozuka which represents lively the autumn fruitful scenery with fragrance. Japanese pepper is the ancient Japanese plant. It has been used as a spice and medicine.

The articraft, NARA Toshimitsu was called Shichiro-zaemon. He was a son of Toshinaga. Toshimitsu was 4th generation of Nara school. He learned under Toshihisa and lived Yamabushi-idomachi of Edo. He worked actively around Kyo-hô. In his last years, he became priest, the name given Sô-kan. He died in his 72 years old.

Condition Excellent
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Item number : [ B011115 ]
Motif :  Kiri(paulownia) 
Signature, metier :  No signature

Size :  Total length 20.7cm, tsuka length 9.6cm, tsuka width 1.33cm, blade length 10.85cm, weight 38.5g
Period :  Edo period :

Price :  JPY 55,000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Iron
Technique :  Kin(gold) nunome zougan(inlay)

Feature :  The shape is integrated with ha(cutting edge) and tsuka, making moro-ha(double edge).
It is gorgeous gold attached motif of kiri(paulownia).

Conditions :  There is tiny rust at the edge but rest is excellent.

Kiri box : attached.
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Item number[ B090116 ]
Motif Age-ha-cho(Papilionidae, swallow tail)
Signature, metier No signature

Size Length 20.2cm, width 1.48cm, thickness 0.27cm, weight 31g
Period Edo Period

Price JPY 35,000 (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material Shibu-ichi
Technique  Ishime-ji  Ke-bori

Feature  Wari-kogai, which has formal atmosphere with Papilionidae, swallow tail family crest. In order to fit a pair firmly, there is small projection and hollow.

Conditions  There is slight wear out. Point of below side, there is 0,5mm long squashed portion, but, it is not remarkable.

Kiri box  attached

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Item number : [ B060815 ]

Motif :  Bagu(kura and a-bumi)

Signature / artisan :  No signature(Ko-kinko)

Size :  Length : 23.3cm, width :1.37cm, kasane 0.66cm, weight : 57.0g

Period :  Muromachi

Price : JPY 130,000- -> JPY 100.000- Price reduced! 
(the fees of shipping and insurance not included)

Certificate paper :  Hozon tousougu certificate paper : (NBTHK issued on 16 July 2015)
Material :  Yamagane
Metier :  Yamanage nanakoji, taka-bori , kiniroe

Feature :  

Base metal Yamagane has specific, its warmth in color and glossy. Definite engraved motif. Massive feeling kougai.

Conditions : Fine.  Kiniroe has some abrasion. It causes the feeling of time passing.

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Item number : [ B050514]

Motif :  Cherry blossom and karakusa

Signature / artisan :  unknown.

Size :  Length : 20.7cm, width :1.02cm, kasane 0.38cm, weight : 13.0g

Period :  Edo Period :

Price : JPY 35,000-

Certificate paper :  Not attached.
Material :  Shibu-ichi, shakudo
Metier :  inlay iroe ke-bori

Feature :  Wari-kougai made in Shibu-ichi, omote is cherry blossom, using gold and shakudo inlay iroe, ura is karakusa and cherry blossom using ke-bori .

Conditions :  Very fine.

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Item number [ B010317 ] NEW!!
Motif :  "黒塗鮫着常組糸諸摘巻(目釘横のみ諸捻巻)"(Kuro-nuri same-gise tsune-kumi-ito moro-tsumami-maki (moro-hineri-maki at side of mekugi)

Mei ( signature ) unknown

Size  Tsuka : length 21cm, Fuchi : length 3,78cm width 2,18cm, weight 105g
Period  Edo Period  

Price  SOLD 
Certificate paper  n/a
Metal fittings : Fuchi-gashira : Kô-hone tsubame(swallow), ume-taka (plumn and hawk),
Menuki : shi-shi
Technique  Fuchi-gashira : shaku-dô nanako-ji, iro-e, taka-bori,
Menuki : Dô(copper)-ji, katachi-bori, kin-iroe

Feature  Tsuka-mae for katana. The motifs of fuchi and kashira are different each other. Both of them have very fine nanako-ji. The skilful work created in later term of Edo period.

Condition  Excellent. The tsukaito color of front and back is slightly different. Front side a little faded.

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Item number : [ B110214]

Technique :  Tsune kumi-ito morohineri maki

Signature / artisan :  unknown.

Size :  Tsuka : Length : 15.3cm, Fuchi : length : 3.91cm width : 2.25cm, weight : 113.5g

Period :  Edo Period :  

Price : 80,000 JPY →JPY 65,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included ) Price reduced!

Certificate paper :  Not attached.

Metal fitting :  Mino hori wind,fall plants motif fuchi gashira / menuki
Metier :  Shakudo  taka-bori  kiniroe

Feature :  Tuska for wakizashi. Minohori taste autumn flower motif metal fittings ensembled.

Conditions : Tsuka ito has a little fray. Total conditions are very fine.

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Item number [ B080516 ] NEW!!
Title  A set fo origane and kurigata
Mei (signature) / metier  unknown

Size  photo, from left to right
1, Kurigata : leaves of pine trees length 3.49cm x width 1.53cm, weight 14g
2, Origane : leaves of pine trees length 2.65cm x width 1.23cm, weight 11g
3, Kurigata : Miyo-ga, leaves of pine trees length 3.35cm x width 1.70cm, weight 12.5g
4, Origane : Hasu(lotus) length 2.90cm x width 1.02cm, weight 8.5g

Period  Edo Period  

Price  100,000 JPY (not including shipping and insurance fees ) 
Certificate paper not attached

Material  shaku-do , silver , copper

Technique  shaku-do nanako-ji , kin-gin(gold ans silver) iroe, taka-bori, suemon zougan(inlay)

Feature  These items are be able to use for creating koshirae with your own combination.
(two kurigatas and an oringane, which are gorgeous with scattered pine leaves). Origane with lotus blooming is wonderful, too. A good buy with a set of four.

Conditions  Excellent

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Item number [ B030317 ] NEW!!
Description  黒石目地塗鞘短刀拵 Kuro-ishi-me-ji-nuri-zaya tantô koshirae
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  koshirae length : 46cm

Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 28,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included ) 
Certificate paper  n/a

No real blads inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.。

Fuchi-gashira : Kassen (shaku-dô-ji kin-iro-e)
Menuki : bon-sai shô-kin(dô(copper)-ji, kin-iro-e)
Tsuba : mu-mon(flat)(shi-bu-ichi migaki-ji),
Kozuka : shun-me(a swift horse)(su-aka, nana-k-ji, taka-bori, kin-iroe)

Feature : It may considered as consisting of two into one, combination of a tsuka and a saya. Fine tsunagi attached.

Condition  Loosened tsuka-ito and repair part of saya observed.

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Item number [ B020317 ] NEW!!
Description  石目地塗鞘出鮫柄脇差拵 Ishi-me-ji-nuri-zaya dashi-zame-tsuka wakizashi-koshirae
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  koshirae length: 54.5cm

Period  Edo Period

Price  JPY 25,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included ) 
Certificate paper  n/a

No real blade, tsunagi, mekigi attached.

Fuchi-gashira : Bai-jyu(plum tree)
Koi-kuchi, kojiri and kawara-gane : (su-aka-ji ke-bori)
Menuki : shi-shi(lion)(shaku-dô-ji)

Condition  Generally, scratches, small dents and detaches of painting are observed.

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Item number [ B011016 ] NEW
Description Kuro-ishime-ji nuri wakizashi-koshirae
Mei (signature) / metier  No signature

Size koshirae length: 60,5cm

Perioe Edo

Price  JPY 380.000 (not including shipping and insurance fees ) 
Certificate paper Not attached


No real blads inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.

Fuchi-gashira and Kojiri: Kiri-karakusa (tetsu-ji-kin zo-gan (of iron, gold inlay))
Menuki: Tora (tiger) Shaku-do-ji-kin Iroe (on shaku-do, Gold Image)
Tsuba: Ryu-sui aoi (the water floating, and Aoi leaves ): tetsu-ji kin-gin-hira zôgan (on iron, flat inlay of gold and silver, and shaku -do inlay)

Features: Spark inlays of gold is dazzling. This Wakizashi Koshirae with magnificent support. It was reportedly contains a short sword of Hizen Tadayoshi previously.

Conditions : excellent

A tsunagi and o-katana bag attached. No koka.

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Item number [ B010616 ]
Description  Shu-kawari-nuri-zaya dai-sho-koshirae
Mei (signature) / metier  No signature

Size  Koshirae : Dai(Large) length 101cm, sho(small) length 71cm

Period  Edo Period

Price  280,000 JPY (not including shipping and insurance fees ) 
Certificate paper NBTHK Tokubetsu-kicho kogatana paper (for both dai-sho, issued on 7th Oct. Showa 47(1972))

No real blades inside. Instead, wooden swords, called "tsunagi" are stored.

Dai : Kikka(chrysanthemum)-mushi(insect) fuchi-gashira(shaku-do nanako-ji ), cho(butterfly)-mon ni-so menuki(shaku-do -ji), bai-ju(tree of plumn) tsuba(tetsu(iron)-ji)
Sho : Kikka(chrysanthemum)-mushi(insect) fuchi-gashira(shaku-do nanako-ji ), kocho(butter fly) menuki(shaku-do -ji), baiju(plumn tree) onaga-dori(a long-tailed cock) tsuba (tetsu(iron)-ji)

Feature  Kawari-nuri-zaya dai-sho koshiraes, which have magnific black dots on shu-nuri .

Conditions  Nakago part of tsunagi is a little narrower than that of tsuka,
so that it moves a little. Other conditions are very fine.

A tsunagi and a bags of koshirae are attached.

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Item number [ B020616 ]
Description  Han-nya hyottoko uchigatana koshirae
Mei (signature) / metier  No signature

Size  koshirae : total length 97cm

Period  Edo Period

Price  150,000 JPY (not including shipping and insurance fees ) 
Certificate paper not attached

No real blade inside. The wooden blade called tsunagi is stored.

Hyo-ttoko-men-tsuba (tetsu(iron)-ji), hannya kashira(suaka-ji), maru-ni-takeda-bishi fuchi(suaka-ji), botan-shishi menuki(suaka-ji)

Feature  On chairo(brown) ishime-ji nurizaya, family crests of sumikiri-kaku, chigai-takano-ha scattered
has specific form. Red colored saki becoming gradually wide. Dashi-zame, decorated by volume botan-jishi menuki, and kashira has totally han-nya face so that there is big impact to see. Tsuba has face of hyo-ttoko and sensu(fans), fuchi has the family crest of Takeda-bishi, these are so calm. Tsuba has face of hyo-ttoko and sensu(fans), fuchi has the family crest of Takeda-bishi. These are so calm. Two family crests, and additionally, masks of women and men each face exist in parallel on koshiraes. The works have charm its own which blend the reality and humor.



Conditions  Excellent

Tsunagi and a bag of koshirae are attached.

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Item number [ B030616 ]
Description Kawari-nuri-zaya wakizashi-koshirae
Mei(signature) / metier No signature

Size koshirae : 76cm long

Period Edo

Price JPY 78,000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper NBTHK Tokubetsu kicho kodougu paper (issued on 12th June Showa51(1976))

No real blade inside. Wooden blade shaped material, called "tsunagi", inside.

So-kanagu(fully metal equipped), suaka migaki-ji, hansen(sail boat) sukashi tsuba( in iron )

Feature Saya with swirl patterns on hake-mes(lines of brush), tsuka with kin-mushikui-nuri(worm-eaten paint in gold color). Coordinated in brown tone. It is elegant koshirae.

Conditions A little sures(scratches) and small flaw are observed. However, the condtions is fine in general. One shitodome of kurigata is lacked. No kozuka.

Tsunagi and bag of koshirae attached.  

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Item number : [ B010516 ] NEW!!

Technique : Wakizashi koshirae

Signature / artisan :  no signature / unknown.

Size :  Koshirae length : 79cm / tsuka length : 19.5cm / saya length : 58cm / tsuba : 7.24cm, max.

Period :  Edo Period

Price : JPY 70.000
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon paper (Menuki (mumei kyo-kanagushi))
Koshirae : Kuro-ishimeji-nuri
Tsuba : Sayu(à gauche et de droite)o-sukashi(iron base : mei : Myo-chin Ki Moritsugu saku)
Menuki : Shi-shi (Kyo-kanagu-shi, shakudo-ji)
Fuchi-gashira : Shi-shi-botan(motif), (iron base, gold inlay)
Kojiri : Shi-shi-botan (iron base, gold inlay)
Kozuka : Un-ryu (shaku-do-ji)
Habaki : Shaku-do-ji uwa-gai double kin-kises


Feature :  Fuchigashira and kojiri in Shi-shi-botan are created by same method. On iron base, dynamic shi-shi is made in takabori. As pattern and decoration od body , it is done by gold inlay. As back ground, it has pivoine.
Menuki : Two lions in playing is the motif.
Tsuba : Tetsu-ji marugata form, there is o-sukashi from left to right. The taste of iron is good with fine ishime-jidate.
Kozuka : un-ryu motif with paulownia pattern.
Kogatana : Already polished.

Tsunagi and a bag ofkoshirae are attached.

Coditions : Excellent.

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Item number : [ B021015 ]
Motif :  Baiju kojiri
Signature, metier :  unknown
Size :  Length 4.16cm, width 1.73cm, height 2.06cm
Period :  Edo Period

Price :  SOLD
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Yama-gane

Technique :  Yama-gane migaki-ji, taka-bori, kin-iroe

Feature :  Closing up to full blooming plum flower, drawing the brach and bud in small, it emphasize the perspective,
coloring gorgeous in kin-iroe.

Conditions :  
Due to the attaching position,kojiri can not help having scrathes, but, this kojiri has no significant damage,
only tiny scratch. It has fine conditions. There is a tiny dent. You can use it for koshirae making.

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