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Tachi-kake, a car beside of a pine tree
[ Periode ] Edo
[ Size ] length : 28.5cm, width : 27cm, height : 66cm
[ Feature ] The base and the tip of the post are decorated in the shape of a hollyhock leaf, with semi-gloss gold nashiji lacquer applied to all parts except the base. The seat is decorated with a design of a car on a pine tree, with fluttering clouds and a spear adding to the atmosphere of this atmospheric sword-hanger.
[ Condition ] There are some light scuffs on the supports and very minor paint loss, but it looks excellent and has been used with care.
[ Item number ] D020624
[ Price ] JPY 80,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Sword rack, with crossed out crest in circle, made of deer antler
[ Periode ] Showa 昭和 9(1934)
[ Size ] length : 43cm, width : 25cm, height : 74cm
[ Feature ] The deer's imposing three-tiered, gently branching antlers give the sword-holder a somewhat elegant, rounded base. This item was handed down to an old family in Aomori Prefecture, with the famous Shimazu family crest, "Maru ni Jumonji" (circle with a cross in front), engraved in large letters on the front of the wooden base. The inscription on the bottom of the base, dated July 14, 1942, indicates that the gentleman named Tadashi, together with his mother, commissioned a craftsman named Yuhei Akagawa (Noh mask carver of Akita) to make this holder in 1934.

Nobuyuki Nambu, the ninth lord of the Hachinohe clan, was the 14th son of Shigehide Shimazu, the eighth lord of the Satsuma clan, and was admitted to the Hachinohe clan in 1838 as the successor to Nobumasa VIII, whose first and second sons died young. At that time, the Satsuma Clan was in the midst of the "Oyura Disturbance", a struggle for the succession of Narioki, the tenth lord of the clan, and Nobunori, along with his brother Nagahiro Kuroda, the eleventh lord of the Fukuoka Clan, worked hard to retain Nariakira, the eleventh lord of the Satsuma Clan. When the Boshin War began amidst a shaky shogunate system, the Hachinohe clan, like the other Tohoku clans, was under pressure to join the Ouetsu clan alliance. As a result, the Hachinohe clan did not take part in any major battles and was not blamed for the aftermath of the war, thus minimizing the casualties of the Boshin War. In 1869 (Meiji 2), Nobunori became governor of the Hachinohe domain, and with the abolition of the domain in 1871 (Meiji 4), the Hachinohe domain became Hachinohe Prefecture and was later incorporated into Aomori Prefecture.
[ Condition ] Excellent. The glue at the joint between the corner and the base has withered with age and is slightly wobbly.
[ Item number ] D010624
[ Price ] JPY 300,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Attributed to the Maeda family of Kaga, no coat of arms, black lacquer and gold painting, sword hanging.
[ Periode ]End of Edo or Meiji
[ Size ] Hanging : length : 58cm, width : 18cm, height : 32cm
box : length : 63cm, width : 24cm, height : 37.5cm
[ Feature ] The deep, lustrous lacquer-black colour and the noble brilliance of the gold mud edging. The contrast between the two, as well as the painstaking ingenuity and skill in detailing and modelling, is remarkable and gives this sword hanger a profound atmosphere. It is said to have belonged to the Kaga Maeda family.

[ Condition ] Very excellent.
[ Item number ] D010124
[ Price ] SOLD

Armour (modern armor)
[ Periode ]Edo
[ Feature ] The back of the helmet is characterised by its humorous shape, like the edge of an animal. The front is round with a suken, a yokohagi-do horizontal fletching body, a basket with fine chains and shino-shaped iron plates, and a shield. The iron fittings at the elbows and knees match the suken, making it both decorative and sturdy. The shin pad is made of leather.

[ Condition ] Some of the horn clasps are missing, but there are no problems with wearing and the overall condition is excellent, including the kofuda, chain and odoshiito 威糸. The gold decoration on the sleeves and grass skirt is also well preserved. The silk fabric of the helmet strap is frayed. There are insect bites on the chest of the armour, but the armour can be stored and displayed in its current condition.
[ Item number ]D010124
[ Price ] JPY 650,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Tamahagane steel knife:
Akihira under the city of Kawagoe 

[ Periode ] November Heisei 21(2019)

[ Size ] length 21.4cm

[ Feature : ] A tama-hagane knife with an iron and sword-shaped blade pattern that can be enjoyed. Akihira Kawasaki is a contemporary swordsmith who learned to make swords from Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira. He has received numerous awards at the New Sword Exhibition and the Omamori Sword Exhibition, as well as being active as a judge, and was awarded the non-examination certificate of "Japanese Sword Master" by the Japan Association for the Promotion of Sword Culture in 2008.
With wooden scabbard, seal box and cloth.

[ Condition ] Perfect.
[ Item number ] D010323
[ Price ] JPY 120 000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

[ Period ] Muromachi, end of.

[ Size ] height : 40cm

[ Feature ] The fletching clasp on the central plate has six za-stars struck on the four-edged floral facets on the outside and three on the inside, with za-stars struck at equal intervals within the arc notched in the shape of a continuous arc on the inside of the tate-age section. On the front of the central plate's tate-age section, there is a za-boshi with double small engravings, and below it, a za-boshi is struck on a five-rimmed flower-shaped Kirikane. The outer panel has a four-edged kirikane in the raising section and a six-edged kirikane in the lower section, showing development in the shape and technique of the flower-shaped kirikane. The lower part of the tate-age and both sides of the hem are stamped with a clamp for threading the cord, and the back is lacquered in black lacquer with a urushi undercoat.

This is a treasured item from the collection of Mr. Sato Kansan, with a box inscription by him stating that it was passed down from the Yamanouchi family and that it is one of Japan's three most important artworks.
Boxed inscription: 'From the Yama-no-uchi family, one of Japan's Three Tate-age', April 1960, Kanzan's treasured possession.

"Important Cultural Information Diagram (5th series)' Japanese Armor and Military Equipment Research and Preservation Society, Heisei 26, pp. 49-50
Important Cultural Information Certificate (Important No. 550) issued by the Society for the Study and Preservation of the Japanese Armor and Military Equipment on November 18, 2007.

In paulownia wood box. Important cultural document with colour paper.

[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ] D010822
[ Price ] JPY 1,780,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Spear head for bear dedication"熊槍" 
[ Period ] Before begining of Meiji era

[ Size ] length : 38cm, width :5.62cm, thickness : 2.24cm, weight : 679g length form top to neck : 21.7cm

[ Feature ] This bear spear is said to have been used by the matagi of Tono. Matagi are hunters who have existed in the mountains of the central and north-eastern regions of Japan and have inherited the ancient Japanese hunting culture. Matagi spears have an iron pipe-like handle of about 6' long with interchangeable spearheads, with a narrower blade for medium and small beasts and a wider blade for hunting bears. This spear is a thin, flat triangular with a shinogi on one side. There were two forms of bear hunting: makihunting and anaguma hunting. For makihunting, in which a large group of people surrounds a bear, chases it up and kills it in a waiting area, a spear was considered reliable, as old-fashioned guns could not cope when they missed. It is believed that the spear ended its role when the Murata gun came into use. The Engishiki (Engi Shiki) contains provisions for the delivery of bear liver and skins, and it is thought that Makigari hunting had been practised before the Heian period (794-1185). Minamoto no Yoritomo's Makigari hunting in Fuji is well known.

[ Condition ] The iron handle to which the ear was adhered has broken off and become a remnant.
[ Item number ]D030622
[ Price ] JPY 47,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Eel trap "鰻鎌" 
[ Period ] Unknown
[ Size ] length : 92.5cm, width : 2.46cm, thickness : 0.97cm, length of chain : 23.5cm
[ Feature ] It is thought to have been a type of tool used in the 'eel-skimming' technique, in which the eel was picked up by scratching it in the mud or in a hole in the ground, after it had gone upstream and into a narrow stream. It is noteworthy that the shape is similar to that of a sword in that the tip is thin and sharp and warped into a trident, the mune side is thicker and the sickle tip has a large warp, and the handle has a stem-like shape. A poem by Otomo Iemochi to a man called Yoshida Ishimaro, who was thin despite his gluttony, is preserved in the Manyoshu.
     -----I speak to Ishimaro. It is good to be thin in summer, eat eels

[ Condition ]
The chain is a separate construction and appears to have been covered later. It is covered with a subdued rust to the tip.
[ Item number ]D020622
[ Price ] JPY 49,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Jitte "十手" 
[ Period ] Unknown
[ Size ] length : 44cm, width : 3.93 / 1.14cm, weight : 334g
[ Feature ]This is a hammered iron Jitte. The hook and ring are also made of iron and have a simple, robust structure.

[ Condition ] All good.
[ Item number ]D010622
[ Price ] JPY 19,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Sword holder "御刀掛" 
[ Period ] Edo "江戸"
[ Size ] length : 43cm, width : 20.5cm, height : 37cm, weight : 2,725g
[ Feature ] Shokko brocade design with two kinds of flower patterns in different levels in gold lacquer.Luxurious sword rack with cupboard and drawer. Tengu mask and bagged transverse flute in a frame in the middle of the front of a shelf with a single opening door. The inside is decorated with an eboshi hat, a fan and a cherry blossom branch in delicate maki-e lacquer. It is a reminder of the elegant court culture. 抽The drawers are two-tiered, with two small drawers and one large drawer. Well-shaped puller fittings casually correspond to the design of the maki-e, and the reinforcement fittings are made of steel. The structure is very stable and has a stately appearance.
This is a masterpiece from the Hisamatsu family collection. With paulownia wood box (Box mark : Tokugawa period maki-e lacquer work sword holder, Hisamatsu family collection)

[ Condition ] It is in very good condition, with no obvious signs of age or use.
[ Item number ]D011221
[ Price ] SOLD

Ink pad holder Crane and Turtle "鶴亀 和光"
[ Period ] Heisei "平成"
[ Size ] Crane : length 8.50cm, width 5.24cm, height 4.00cm, weight 261g / Trutle : length 7.85cm, width 4.67cm, ehight 3.34cm, weight 227g
[ Feature ]A crane in which you can put your personal seal of choice, と、Tortoise filled with red ink. A pair of copper seal cases. The tranquillity of the crane with its long neck sunk into its body and the tortoise's unflagging stride make this piece a joy to behold.

[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ]D021121
[ Price ] JPY 16,500- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Paperweight Arabesque pattern Nanbu iron
[ Period ] Showa "昭和"
[ Size ] length 25.5cm, width 2.9cm, height 2.7cm, weight 670.5g
[ Feature ]This Nambu iron paperweight has an elegant arabesque design. The weight is heavy, so it is very useful. The design is very elegant and will make a great addition to your study.

[ Condition ] Slight minor rusting, which will improve with care. Generally good.
[ Item number ]D011121
[ Price ] SOLD

Incense tray, maki-e lacquer ware, Genji incense 
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length: 33cm, width : 25.5cm, height : 4.5cm
[ Feature ] Gold nashiji lacquer ware with a motif of " matching shells " and " Genjiko ". Incense tray with legs. The clam is delicately decorated with beautiful scenes of hollyhock leaves, imperial carts, young pine trees and plum warblers in shades of gold. In a wooden box with Sanada string.

[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ] D020921
[ Price ] JPY 350,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Pipe case and tobacco pouch
[ Period ] Taisho
[ Size ] Tabacco pipe case : length : 22.5cm, width : 2.7cm, pouch : length 12cm, width 10cm
[ Feature ] Tobacco pipe with a basket weave pattern and lacquered in brown lacquer. で、It has an 18-carat gold mouthpiece with a vermilion lacquered inscription at the end of the cylindrical tube (in the letters "approved" in the circle). It contains a silver smoking pipe stamped "sterling silver". The drawstring for the cigarettes is made of leather in the same colour and in good shape. The combination of jade, glass and white copper coins (5 sen, Taisho 10, Dai Nippon Taisho 10) is also very playful.

[ Condition ] The surface of the leather drawstring is slightly flaked. Otherwise good.
[ Item number ]D010921
[ Price ] JPY 180,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Obi sash clip Flowers and harness
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] elngth : 3.55cm, width : 1.52cm, height : 0.62cm, weight : 7.3g
[ Feature ] Plum blossoms and a horse harness (gag) overlap. A work with a mysterious beauty of composition. The rubbing and peeling of the enchanted coloured paint is thought to be due to age. It has an indescribable taste.

[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ]D010821
[ Price ] SOLD

Obi sash clip Fujimi Saigyo figure
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length 4.36cm, width 2.07cm, thickness 1.69cm, weight 8.6g
[ Feature ] This is a wonderful example of Saigyo's relaxed style, who is looking up at Mt Fuji during the journey. It can be worn with a variety of obis. The use of suaka, bare copper and brass creates a calm colour scheme.
[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ]D020821
[ Price ] SOLD

Obi sash clip Deer with red leaves 
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length 7.77cm, width 1.33cm, height 0.29cm
[ Feature ] A deer plays in a field of autumn leaves with clouds fluttering 、This is an item of rich taste. The perfect accent for a chic kimono.

[ Condition ] Excellent.
[ Item number ] D030821
[ Price ] SOLD

Obi sash clip Paulownia and Phoenix

[ Period ] Edo

[ Size ] length : 7.30cm. width 1.45cm, height 0.37cm
[ Feature ] High relief carving of paulownia and phoenix on shakudo nanako-ji. It is gilded and painted (gold iroe) The title of this painting is a harbinger of good things to come. It will be a great avant-garde kimono accessory.

[ Condition ]Slight peeling of the gilding. But it is generally good.
[ Item number ] D040821
[ Price ] SOLD

Folding fan Gun-sen "軍扇"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] (as closed) length 33cm, width 3.74cm, weight 428g
kiri box : length 36cm, width 7.5cm, height 5.5cm

[ Feature ] The fan surface is made of thick glossy paper, the front is red with gold and the back is gold with red Hinomaru. The bones are iron-polished, and the parent bone is carved with a ritual sword design, while the opposite side is decorated with auspicious clouds and lacquered in red.

[ Condition ] There are some creases in the fan surface. It is not so noticeable. Comes in a Kiri box.

[ Item number ]D010721
[ Price ]SOLD

Jitte "十手"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length 47cm, width 2.45cm, weight 502g
[ Feature ] The polished shark on the handle is shiny. The brass washer gives this long jitte an elegant design.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D020721
[ Price ]SOLD

Jitte "十手"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ]length 40cm, width 2.41cm, weight 305.5g
[ Feature ] Plum-bark shark handleと, Sword guard in the shape of a flowerpot, Inome-shaped rings are impressive. A stylish iron jitte. Only the seppas are coloured gold in brass and suaka.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D030721
[ Price ] SOLD

Jitte "十手"
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ]length 37cm, width 1.95cm, weight 431g
[ Feature ] This is an old-fashioned-looking jitte made in the present day.The handle, made of shark skin and wood, is non-slip. The seppa is carefully crafted using three colours of coloured gold. It has an attached sword guard made of polished iron tetsu-migaki-ji.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D040721
[ Price ]JPY 20,000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Jitte "十手"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ]length 24.5cm, width 1.77cm, 164.8g
[ Feature ] Small size jitte. The handle is Wrapping around the gap with thread and covered with lacquer. A simple but elegant design, the colour of the brass fittings and the shape of the tip is slightly widened, the solid shape of the hooks is also good. This is a piece to be enjoyed.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D050721
[ Price ]SOLD

Iron made fan shape bar for self-defence "手慣らし鉄扇"
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ]length  27cm, width  3.8cm, weight 688g
[ Feature ] Inscribed with the words "Heavenly Peace".This is a handy iron fan.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D060721
[ Price ]SOLD

Tachi holder "太刀掛"
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ] length 27.5cm, width 26.5cm, height 66cm
[ Feature ] By a clear stream and a water mill, the cherry blossoms grow thick, the pine trees rise. A view of the mountains in the distance is depicted on a base in the shape of a hollyhock leaf. The pattern of the hollyhock leaves is decorated on the top of the tachi-hake. By technique of cha-ishime-ji paiting and a low-gloss, three-dimensional technique, the design has been applied., Curves in good harmony, this tachi-kake has a good figure.

[ Condition ]Slight peeling of the paint. However, generally excellent.
[ Item number ]D010321
[ Price ] SOLD

Jitte "十手"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length approx. 36cm

[ Feature ] Hexagonal prisms with thicker ends, Ten rivets are attached to each of the two sides of the pair. A jitte with a shape that makes one feel powerful. Rattan wrapped handle, The ring is attached to a purple tassel. It is in the exclusive and carefully crafted paulownia box. It can be seen that it has been carefully stored.

[ Condition ]Slightly reddish rust on the surface, but only to the extent that it can be removed by maintenance. Generally excellent.

[ Item number ]D020321
[ Price ]JPY 80,000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Storing case for arrows "箙"
[ Period ] From the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period
[ Size ]"箙" : height 57cm, width 22cm / arrowS : length approx. 92cm
[ Feature ] Ebira "箙" is a container for carrying arrows. This item has a combination of black grained leather with stamped pattern, gold-painted foothold and hashi-date with transparent fittings. The highlight is that it is functional, yet armour that reflects the aesthetics of one' s attire. It comes with five well used arrows.

[ Condition ]The leather is hardened with age, partially missing small pores and inconspicuous stitch repair marks, etc.
[ Item number ]D030321
[ Price ]JPY 80,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Inkstone case "硯箱"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] length 22.7cm, width 20.0cm, height 4cm, Paulownia Box : length 26.0cm, width 23.9cm, height 7.7cm
[ Feature ] Night of the silvery moon. Clouds rolling in, birds rest by the water with old pine trees. A variety of maki-e techniques are used to depict atmospheric landscapes.In the residence of a man of dignity, The tranquil world of an elaborate garden and an atmosphere of man-made imitation of nature at its best. Left and right side views, curved with a gently rising centre, it is an elegantly shaped inkstone box. Put it on the shelf in your study, We hope you enjoy The deep glow of years gone by. In a paulownia wood box.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D031020
[ Price ] JPY 500,000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

Tobacco Case and Pipe case
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Tobacco case : length 12.5cm, width 7.0cm /pipes case : length 22.0cm, width 2.5cm, /pipe : length 21.0cm, width 1.0cm
[ Feature ] This set includes a small tobacco pouch and a smoking pipe.The metallic sheen of the smoking pipe is enchanting. にはThe plum blossoms are decorated with coloured gold, The word "moon" is engraved on the surface.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D021020
[ Price ] SOLD

Inro "印籠"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Inro "印籠" : length 7.2cm, width 5.3cm, thickness 3.3cm / Netsuke "根付" : length 4.7cm, width 2.4cm, thickness 2.0cm 
[ Feature ] Inro with makie lacquerware with grapes. The contrast of black and gold, Slightly attached The blurred vermilion colouring makes it look good. The netsuke is carved with a figure wearing a hat with a humorous expression.

[ Condition ]Excellent.
[ Item number ]D011020
[ Price ] JPY 250,000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

A matchlock for horse-riding, 5 monme muzzle diameter
signed as Sakai Shimaya Shirobei saku
"火縄式銃砲 五匁馬上筒 銘文 : 堺 嶋屋四郎兵衛作
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Length : 55 cm, total length 35.4cm, ight : 105.5g, diameter of muzzle, 1.50cm, weight 1,339g

[ Feature ]

Above part of barrel, there is a family crest (a wood sorrel in the circle), bottom part of barrel, there is a signature. A matchlock for horse-riding, muzzle diameter 5 monnme (about 1.5cm)

Shimaya Shirobei was gunsmith who worked a Sakai, Settsu province. The number of gunsmiths in Sesshu province was very high as same as Kôshû province compared with other provinces. (cf. "全国鉄砲鍛冶銘地域別分類" by Ogasawara Nobuo and Yasuda Osamu). It could be considered that the activities of gun making was so high there.

Sakai and Kunitomo produced one half since they made many variety and numuber of guns. They shared half each other. The signature had the name of store (this gun has "嶋屋") so that it could be considered the gun made by continuous operations, production, manufacturing and distribution. It was one of characteristics of the city Sakai, where big commercialized city. Matchlock, which arrived Tangegashima island in Tenbun "天文" 12(1543), spread nationwide and changed the way of battle in a few years. So that it much contributed to the unification of later middle ages of Japan.

Matchlock was made one by one, by gunsmiths. All of them are one off. It did not become standardized goods. In modern era, they were not practical enough as weapons. However, they have much personality, so that they are loved as craft object or work of art even today.

Beside of signature, there is a signature number five "五".

Wooden holder attached.

[ Conditions ] Excellent.

[ Item number ] D010120
[ Price ] JPY 350,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

A pair of tongs (Myô-chin hi-bashi, 51st generation Myôchin Muneyuki)
wooden box attached
"明珍火箸 (第51代 明珍宗之謹製
) 木箱付"
[ Period ] Showa
[ Size ] Length : 25.4 cm, weight : 105.5g
[ Feature ] Armor craft men family by generations, Myô-chi family invented in second half of Edo period, using their technique. Well known product of Himeji, Myô-chin tongs "明珍火箸".
Smooth feeling in hand, moderate weight, round shape and length easy to use.
The signature "明珍宗之 五十一代". MYÔCHIN Muneyuki is known by his invention furin hibashi which makes beautiful sound.

[ Conditions ] Some feel of used but it can be used for long times.
[ Item number ] D021019
[ Price ]SOLD

Wakizashi size wooden sword used for koshirae, habaki attached
"脇差用つなぎ ハバキ付き
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ] Total length 61.5cm, blade part length 47.0cm, moto-haba 2.92cm, moto-mune-kasane 0.63cm, saki-haba 2.05cm, saki-mune-kasane 0.45cm
[ Feature ] Shallow sori attached, chû-kissaki form. Nakago-saki in iri-yama-gata shape expressed carefully. When real blade stored into shirasaya, instead of it, a wooden sword stored into koshirae, in order to maintain saya, tsuka-seppas, and tsuba into one ensemble. It is called tsunagi. Copper made habaki attached as well.

[ Conditions ] Some feel of useness but no significant scratches. It can be used for long time.
[ Item number ] D011019
[ Price ] SOLD

Rose wood shitan swords holder "紫檀刀掛 二本掛"
[ Period ] Showa
[ Size ] Height 36.5 cm, width 42.5cm, depth 22cm
[ Feature ] A sword holder which figure pattern of rose wood and red coloured deep taste is so nice. Holder support swords firmly.

[ Conditions ] Some feel of useness but no significant scratches. It i can be used long time.
[ Item number ] D010619
[ Price ]SOLD

Black ebony tachi-holder Tachi-kake "太刀掛"
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ] Height 61cm, width 26cm, depth 26.5cm
[ Feature ] A tachi holder tachi-kake "太刀掛" in all black ebony which is very hard to seeand earn in recent years. Deep wood grain color tone which enhance the existence of tachi-goshirae "太刀拵". Leaf of hollyhock shape has been shaped (as its pedestal). Degnified one. Sturdy, thick and heavy finish can hold precious tachi-kosirae firmly.

[ Conditions ] Some feel of useness but no significant scratches. It is excellent in general.
[ Item number ] D010519
[ Price ]SOLD

Sword holder with a drawer
[ Period ] Current time
[ Size ] Height 43cm, width 45cm, depth 23cm
[ Feature ] With glossy two tone paints, a sword holder which can have two swords. In a pedastal, there is a drawer which can store maintenance tool, certificate papers, etc.

[ Conditions ] Excellent in genral. It is second hand so that there are some tiny scratches and flaws.
[ Item number ] D010319
[ Price ]SOLD

A hanging scroll with sword painting
[ Period ] Shôwa 48 (1973)
[ Size ] Length 172m × width 40.5cm
[ Feature ] Trace image of sword. Sword has signature Eda-kiku-mon Ô-mi-no-kami Minamoto Hisamichi "銘 枝菊文 近江守源久道". And image has signature of painter "昭和四十八年十月日 誠一写". Kiri box attached.

[ Conditions ] Due to sun-rays, it turns a little yellow. There are some bending traces.
[ Item number ] D030319
[ Price ]SOLD

Knot for guntô "軍刀用 刀緒"
[ Period ] Shôwa
[ Size ] Length : approx. 50cm
[ Feature ] Plain weave knot for Imperial Japanese Army sword for lieutenant

[ Conditions ] There are some twistings and shininess at the part which attached to gunsô-koshirae, however, no fray, few lack of tassel. In general, it keeps fine condtions.
[ Item number ] D011218
[ Price ]SOLD

A gift Kenjyô-zame "献上鮫"
[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Length : 59cm, width : 8cm, height : 4,5cm ;
kiri box : Length : 64,5cm, width : 13,5cm, height : 10cm
[ Feature ] In Edo period, imported shark skin via port of Nagasaki, once confirmed and accredited as Tokugawa shôgunate item, it was said that sold at auction. Highest rank item was cleaned throughly, keeping original form, wrapping the middle center high board roughly 2 shaku (60 cm).Then they were decorating with gold brocade or silk making as gifts. Feudal lords daimyos offered them Shôgunate. This was called decorated shark skin kazari-zame "飾り鮫" as well. Feudal lords daimyos send them each other.
This kenjyô-zame uses magnific shark skin, small grains surrounding big splendid grain like a petal of chrysanthemum. The grains have luster. It shines delicately when it receives light. It is a very precious item keeping original shape when offered by feudal lords daimyôs.

[ Condtions ] It has been kept in kiri box for preserving. It can maintain excellent conditions .
[ Item number ] D010718
[ Price ]SOLD

Safe, wooden
[ Period ] Edo, very end of
[ Size ] Length : 44cm, width : 36,5cm, height : 42,5cm
[ Feature ] Calm and aged color shows its appearance. Relatively large size hand hold wooden safe.
It was made sturdy so that it could be used for practical purposes. Many size of drawers provide its practicability. It can store much. Two keys attached.
[ Condtions ] There are some pale rusts observed on the iron fittings but it is strong box.
[ Item number ] D010418
[ Price ] JPY 55.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)

"陣笠 丸に十文字紋"
Jingasa : maru ni jû-mon-ji mon
[ Period ] Edo, end of
[ Size ] Diameter : 34cm, height : 13cm
[ Feature ]
A hole at the top of jingasa, "座金物"(zagane-mono) placed. Gold painted design, considering the intention of "星冑" which composed of some plates, displaced in tuns with black-red lacquerd ones.

Family crest, "丸に十字"(cross in circle), in front. "総角"(agemaki) is attached in the hole of agemaki-tsuki of back. Gold painting was made for inside.

Family crest, "丸に十字"(cross in circle), was famous of that of Shimazu clan in Edo period. In other fuedral lords,four families, such as Ô-kubo, Naitô, Katô and Mori. Other ten "旗本"(hatamotos) used this mark. ("綱要日本紋章学"(compendium of Japan heraldry) by NUMATA Yorisuke (published by "新人物往来社" in Shôwa 52)

There is a hole at the top of hachi, part of kabuto. It is called "天辺の穴"(hole of heaven) or "息出の穴"(hole of breathing) . There is a "座金物"(metal fitting), called "八幡座"(Hachiman-za). It is prohibited putting finger in since the place has been believed that "神"(kami) resting holy place.("日本の甲冑"(armour of Japan) edited by "日本甲冑武具研究会" published by "徳間書店"(Tokuma publishing) in Shôwa 38

[ Condtions ] It can be observed tiny scratches in general, however, they are not significant. It maintains fine conditions.
[ Item number ] D020117
[ Price ]SOLD

[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Width : 20cm, height : 11cm
[ Feature ] "頬当"(hô-ate), "烈勢面"(ressei-men) and "髭"(mustache) are attached below eye holes. "下"(sage) is composed of 4 steps. Inside is red lacquered.

"頬当", "烈勢面", and "髭" under eyes are remaining. "下"(sage) is consist of four plates. Back side colored in "朱" (vermilion-lacquered). Metal fitting, called "折釘"(ori-gane), tying strings, attached.

[ Condtions ] Back side Vermilion-lacquer of "下" was repainted.
[ Item number ] D030117
[ Price ]SOLD

"陣笠 丸に三引両紋"
Jingasa : maru ni mitsu-hiki-ryô-mon

[ Period ] Meiji, beginning of
[ Size ] L : 26.4cm, W : 18cm,
"天(ten)" thickness : 0.82cm, "地(chi)" thickness : 0.45cm, "天(ten)" weight 145.4g, "地(chi)" weight 81.3g
[ Feature ] According with the book, titled "提灯陣笠御布告書 (官版 御用御書物所 須原屋茂兵衛・和泉屋市兵衛)"(Chô-chin jingasa regulation notice)(officially published and printed, SUWARAYA Mohei, IZUMIYA Ichibei), jingasa with "紋并筋裏トモ金" should be used by "非役華族及非役四位以上"(non-office but honored peerage and non-office but higher than fourth rank)

This jingasa has same family crest on "庇裏" (hisashi-ura(back of visor))

Five families used "三引両" from Tokugawa era and later (e.g. : "浅野"(Asa-no), 安部(A-be), 間部(Ma-be), 三浦(Mi-ura) and 分部(Wake-be))( cf. : "綱要日本紋章学" ("Compendium of Japanese heraldry" by NUMATA Yori-suke, published by "新人物往来社"(shin-jin-butsu-ô-rai-sha publishing ) Showa52(1977)) [ Condtions ] Front page has some dart and scratches caused by years. However, inside pages maintain excellent condition.
[ Item number ] D040117
[ Price ] JPY 28.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included)

"陣笠 剣梅鉢紋"
Jingasa, ken-bai-hachi-mon

[ Period ] Meiji, beginning of
[ Size ] dim. : 36cm, ht. : 13cm
[ Feature ] According with the book, titled "提灯陣笠御布告書 (官版 御用御書物所 須原屋茂兵衛・和泉屋市兵衛)"(Chô-chin jingasa regulation notice)(officially published and printed, SUWARAYA Mohei, IZUMIYA Ichibei), jingasa with "紋金筋銀裏朱"(mon-kin-suji-gin-ura-shu) was used by "判任"(junior official)

It was considered that the distribution of using "梅紋"(plumn pattern) was fit with those of the places faith for "天満宮"(ten-man-gû) done. Specifically, "美濃"(Mino), "加賀"(Kaga), east part of "美作"(Mima-saka), "苫田"(Toma-ta) and "勝田"(Katsu-ta). Family of "有元"(Ari-moto), "植月"(Uetsuki), "鷹取"(Takatori), or "田等"(Tatô)( cf. : "綱要日本紋章学" ("Compendium of Japanese heraldry" by NUMATA Yori-suke, published by "新人物往来社"(shin-jin-butsu-ô-rai-sha publishing ) Showa52(1977))

[ Condtions ] Caused by scratches, dirt or aging, feel of lacquer looks different part by part.
[ Item number ] D050117
[ Price ] JPY 20.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included)

46 books of Kanze school Noh chant in kiri box
[ Period ] beginning of Showa
[ Dimension ] 46 x 37.8 x 26.8cm, weight : 11.98kg
[ Feature ] Published by Hinoki publishing, the Noh texts which published from Showa 6(1931) through Showa 10(1935) (in kiribox).

[ Conditions ]The contents are very easy to read regardless the elapsed years.Some books lost their tighteing cords. The kiri box with drawer and slide door (Kendon) is possible to use, it reminds us the good old days.
[ Item number ] D010415
[ Price ]JPY 18,000- (additional shipping cost required)

Kiridashi Kogatana
[ Period ] Heisei
[ Dimension ] Total length : 21cm, blade length : 6.9cm, thickness : 0.47cm, weight : 144g
[ Feature ] Kiridashi-kiagatana which has very sharp cutting edge. Mei is "秀存昭三作"
" 秘造本手打 純和地鉄使用青鋼 昭三作墨流し共柄切出小刀 古式鍛錬保存会会員 切味保証印 21m/m " as hakogaki mentioning using pure Japanese traditional hagane. (in kiribox)

[ Conditions ] There is a little feeling of used but maintains excellent conditions.

[ Item number ] D011014
[ Price ]SOLD

Japanese binding books "Seitoku Yokou" "Retsu-sei Tamamo"
[ Period ] Modern
[ Dimension]
1. Length : 24cm, Width : 16cm
[ Feature ]

Issued by Japanese Imperial era 2600 memorial commitee. The books contain the historical activities of each Emperor Ten-no "天皇" and their poems. Edited by Dr. Zen-osuke Tsuji.

[ Condition ] Out side of box has dirtness but the books keep their good conditions.

[ Item number ] D130514
[ Price ] JPY 3,000- (additional shipping cost required )

Text books for former Japanese ground forces soldiers
[ Period ] Modern
[ Dimension]
1. Length : 10.5cm, Width : 7.5cm
[ Feature ]

Horse maneuver(Showa15(1940)), swordman ship(Showa 4(1934)), gymnastics (Showa 4(1929))
The textbooks for Imperial Japanese army (ground forces) soldiers.

[ Condition ] Out side of books have somre tiredness but the inside is clean.

[ Item number ] D120514a : horse maneuver D120514b : swordsman ship D120514c : gymastics
[ Price ] D120414a : JPY 2,250-  D120414b :SOLD  D120414c : JPY 1,750-
(additional shipping cost required )

Hanging scroll : picture, Jinmu Ten-nô
[ Period ] Modern
[ Dimension]
Length : 192cm, Width : 48cm
[ Feature ]
Imperial Jinmu was the person who presented in old myth of Japan. He was the first emperor of Japan.
[ Condition ] Excellent. A box attached.
[ Item number ] D060514
[ Price ] JPY 20.000- (additional shipping cost required )

Hanging scroll : carigraphy, Gendou TOKUDAIJI
[ Period ] modern
[ Dimension]
Length : 113cm, Width : 54cm
[ Feature ]
The way of practicing the tea ceremony mentioned. Well coordinated in similar colors centerpieces are modest.
[ Condition ] Very fine. No box attached.
[ Item number ] D010514
[ Price ] JPY 18,000- (additional shipping cost required )

Edo-wa-zao (Japanese fishing rods in Edo style)
[ Period ] End of Edo (made at the time)
[ Dimension]
1. Length : 500cm Diameter max : 3.09cm, min : 0.46cm
2. Length : 545cm Diameter max : 2.54cm, min : 0.12cm
3. Length : 377cm Diameter max : 1.52cm, min : 0.13cm
4. Length : 345cm Diameter max : 1.51cm, min : 0.11cm
5. Length : 309cm Diameter max : 1.46cm, min : 0.10cm
[ Feature ]
History of Edo wa-zao (Japanese fishing rods) began from the time of Kyoho. Initially, it was part time job of Samurai. In the end of Edo period, first generation To-saku made huge development so that there were a lot of lovers. They joined his school, then some of them became the master of making fishing rods. Then the technic had developped to the level of now a days. According with the kind of fishes and means, there are a lot of variety of types. It is typical characteristic connecting several rods into one. They were not only practical fishing tool but became one of articraft with delicate technic in Edo period.

There are five type of bamboos which used for Edo wa-zao :
Marubushi, Daimyo-chiku, Hotei-chiku, Ha-chiku and Yadake. It is essential to choose proper type and quality of bamboos. Lacquer are spread by raw hands, in toer to get finnest finish of rods paintings. It is rods articrafts only who spread the laquer by their own hands.

In Edo period, it was consdered as same lose the rods as to be robbed the sword. So that peoples maintaing the rods with great care by generations.

[ Condition ] Only one set of rods lacks top circle. There are some natural tiredness by aging but they maintain good conditions.
[ Item number ] D170414
[ Price ] JPY 200.000- (additional shipping cost required )

Black lacquered wood box
the five stacked
[ Period ] Modérne (made at the time)
[ Dimension] Height : 25cm, Length : 51.5cm, Depth : 23.5cm
[ Feature ] Originally, it was the boxes to put rice cakes. Now it is convenient to put metal fittings and maintenance kit.
[ Item number ] D080414
[ Price ]SOLD

Waniguchi (gong)
[ Period ] modern
[ Dimension] Height : 9.8cm, Length : 22cm, Depth : 7.8cm, Weight : 825g
[ Feature ] Hitting Metal to shrines and temples for worship. Orc-shaped cast iron.

[Condition] A little bit of rust, but it is good condition génélalle.
[ Item number ] D050414
[ Price ] JPY20.000- (additional shipping cost required )

Postcards with cartoons of Imperial Navy
[ Period ]Early Showa
[ Dimension] Length : 14.5 cm Width : 9 cm Height : 1.6cm, Weight : 118.5g
[ Feature ] 29 pieces of picture postcards of the Imperial Navy of Japan, with several daily scene. Puplished by Tokio Buyodo.

[Condition] Friction cardboard case, there is dirt. It is fading, aging, but the content is usually good. There are a blossoming ripped, the eight cards are writtne the name.
[ Item number ] D040414
[ Price ] JPY 8,000- (additional shipping cost required )

Book in the Japanese style: Encyclopedia Shinto illustrated
[ Period ] modern
[ Dimension] Height : 1.2cm, Length : 16cm, Depth : 7.2cm, Weight : 54g
[ Feature ] The compact size guide book. The illustes forms nakago and yasurimé are published.
[Condition ] There friction cover, dirt. Inside, it is good condition.
[ Item number ] D030414
[ Price ]SOLD

Book in the Japanese style: koto and shinto guide
[ Period ] modern
[ Dimension] Length : 15.3cm, Width : 16cm, Height : 1cm, Weight : 54g
[ Feature ] Selected by Ozeki Zénbéi Nagatomi. Posted by Tokio Shoritsu.
Warehouse Fujii Rihachi Office main Matsuyama-do, 1-chome, Minami-Denma-cho, Kyobashi.
[Condition ] There friction cover, dirt. Inside, it is good condition.
[ Item number ] D020414
[ Price ]SOLD

[ Period ] Edo
[ Dimension ] Diameter : 43cm, height : 6cm
[ Feature ] No signature, simple black painted Jingasa. The back painted in red. Old original strings attached.
[ Conditions ] There is 4-5cm long cracked portion at the edge. Detachment of painting, scratches and dirt could be observed.
[ Item number ] D060114
[ Price ] 7,000JPY(additional shipping cost required )

Mat for yoroi(armor) Kara-hana-mon(Foreign flower pattern)
[ Period ] Edo
[ Dimension ] 132 cm x 105cm
[ Feature ] Vivid design, red drawn big karakusamon wrapped by rai-mon. Mat made of thick and strong leather.

[ Condition ] There is a part that is peeling paint black surface. It does not stand out so much. Leather is a little stiff, habit sticks to cross folding. It is assumed that returns to the original be stored flat.
[ Item number ] D090114
[ Price ] JPY 150.000- (additional shipping cost required)

Mat for yoroi(armor) Hagi(Bush clover)-zu
[ Period ] Edo
[ Dimension ] 114 cm x 93 cm
[ Feature ] Central plain black. Surroundings has been edged with figures Hagi. Crest of "the mountain" contains in red. It is a rug made ​​of durable thick skin.

[ Condition ] There are a few stains on the thin part of the [state] color. There is a little stiff hard leather, habit is attached to the cross folding. It is assumed that a state close to the original to be kept flat.
[ Item number ] D080114
[ Price ] JPY 150.000- (additional shipping cost required)

Hassetsu-ben(Eight node whip)
[ Period ] Modern
[ Size ] Length :110cm, weight :585g
[ Feature ] A multiple node whip used in one of Chinese Martial arts, "Hassetu-ben". Eight iron bars are connected by iron rings. Both ends are relatively thick, one side is bar for grip winding cords, opposite side becomes weight to utilize centrifugal force.
[ Condition ] On the surface, there are red rust, however it may recover fine iron taste cleansed and polished by dry clothes.
[ Item number ] D060613
[ Price ]SOLD

[ Period ] Edo
[ Size ] Length : 30cm, weight : 260g
[ Feature ] In small size, simple modeling is beautiful and clean. Robust structure. It is Jitte of iron based. Be comparable to the hands of tens Jitte is the origin of the name. As armor-auxiliary tool, it is used to protection from enemy blade. Overpowered the criminal with a combination of attacks and hit-poke, a jiu-jitsu.
[ Condition ] Excellent
[ Item number ] D040613
[ Price ]SOLD

Kusarigama B
[ Period ] Modern
[ Size ] Chains with weight : length : apprx. 205cm, weight : 500g Sickle total length : apprx. 42cm, weight : 600g
[ Feature ] Chain weight is attached at the handle of the sickle ass. Hole attached a chain weight to tip part is free. The pattern part, it's encased in lacquer by winding a thin hemp string.
[ Condition ] Excellent
[ Item number ] D030613
[ Price ] JPY 56,000-

Kusarigama A
[ Period ] Modern
[ Size ] Chains with weight : length : apprx. 112cm, weight : 320g Sickle total length : apprx. 50cm, weight : 645g
[ Feature ] Type for attaching the chain weight on the head end of the sickle. Handle part of the iron bracket is attached.
[ Condition ] Excellent
[ Item number ] D020613
[ Price ]SOLD

Column hanging - let every man do his utmost duty - Heihachiro TOUGO(kao)
[ Period ] Edo
[ Dimension] 123cm x 10cm x 0.8cm
[ Feature ] Battle of sea of Japan(Tsushima) in Russo-Japanese war, the commander of the combined fleet, Heihachiro Togo issued the signal "The fate of the Empire depends upon this event. Let every man do his utmost" and put the Z flag. Later part of his message carved on the column.

[ Condition ] A little bid warp observed but it is not obvious. Rest, very good.
[ Item number ] D070413
[ Price ]SOLD

Obi-dome (an ornament worn at the front of an obi)
[ Period ] Edo
[ Dimension] 4.63 cm x 1.26cm x 0.76cm, weight : 6.5g
[ Feature ] Converted menuki , which has takahori shakudo into obi-dome.

[ Condition ] Very good.
[ Item number ] D010313
[ Price ] JPY 20.000 - (additional shipping cost required)

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