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Item number [ B011017 ] NEW!!
Motif :  arabesque kara-kusa-zu "唐草図" 
Mei ( signature ) : attributed to Hei-an-jô ("平安城")    

Size :  length : 7.17cm, width : 6.64cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.42cm,
Weight :  106.7g

Period :  Edo

Price :  JPY 45.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a

Material : Iron, brass   
Form :  Round off shape Nade-kaku-gata "撫角形"  
Technique : Inlay zô-gan "象嵌"  
Hitsu holes :  Double hitsu holes ryô-hitsu-ana "両櫃穴"   
Feature :  Iron base. Finished into fort round shape nade-kaku-gata ita-tsuba. Both on omote and ura have total small size arabesque in swall shape. They extend toward almost all directions, expressed in line shape brass inlays.

Condition : There is a little detached part of inlay.
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B100817 ]
Motif  Shells, kai-zukushi-zu ; "貝尽図" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature    

Size  length : 7.76cm, width : 7.19cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.46cm
Weight 111.3g

Period  Edo, beginning of

Price  JPY 180.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Shakudô "赤銅" gold, silver, copper suaka "素銅"   
Form :  Mokko shape 
Technique :  Ko-sukashi, taka-bori, iro-e 
Hitsu holes :  One hole kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"  

Feature : Deep black colored shakudô. In mokkô form. Among the waves with splashes, several kinds of shells are expressed in taka-bori technique. Iroe of gold, silver and suaka. Boar eyes inome distributed in four directions
with ko-sukashi. Thick edge cover kin-puku-rin. A gorgeous tsuba.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B090817 ]
Motif : No pattern ; mumon shakudô nanako-ji , "無文赤銅魚々子地" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature   

Size : length : 7.59cm, width : 7.14cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.44cm
Weight 160g

Period  Edo

Price  JPY 150.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material : Shakudô "赤銅" brass, gold  
Form :  Tatemaru "竪丸形" 
Technique :  Nanako-ji "魚々子地" Brass edge cover shinchû fukurin "真鍮覆輪" 
Hitsu holes :  Both two holes filled  
Feature :  Fine nanako drawing in a concéntric circle. The color of shakudo-ji elevating the elegance of quality.
Brass edge cover. Moderate decoration such as fine form hitsu holes filled with gold covered materials.Tsuba which enhance the formative beauties.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B080817 ]
Motif  Paulownia patterns distributed, kiri-mon chirashi "桐紋散図" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature    

Size  length : 8.26cm, width : 7.72cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.62cm,
Weight 161.4g

Period  Edo 

Price  JPY 68.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron, shakudô "赤銅"   
Form :  Squared Japanese quince kaku mokkô 
Technique :  Uchikomi "打込" 
Hitsu holes :  One out of two filled
Feature :  A Japanese quince form (mokko-gata) in nearly squared. Iron base (tetsu-ji) has ripped edge (uchi-kaeshi mimi). Paulownia patterns (kiri-mon) generally distributed by hammer. By the change of angles and the degree of forces, it has succeeded to have rich expression.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B070817 ]
Motif  No pattern, open work, bowl shape; mumon ko-sukashi wangata, "無文小透碗形" 
Mei ( signature ) omote : Yoritsugu saku "頼次作" ura : Tô-yama Minamoto "遠山 源"  

Size  length : 7.46cm, width : 7.4cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,39 cm
Weight 125,6g

Period  Edo, beginning of 

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron  
Form :  Bowl wan-gata "碗形" 
Technique :  Tsuchi-me "槌目" Ko-sukashi "小透" 
Hitsu holes :  One kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"  
Feature :  A Tsuba which is in iron base, finished in bowl shape, applying hammer patterns, characteristic Suhama-hitsu hole, and ude-nuki-ana like small open work. YORITSUGU, whose family name was TOYAMA, called Yosabê, MINAMOTO clan. He lived at Kumamoto, Higo province around the beginning of Edo period, who was one of master craftsman of Tsuba.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box :  n/a
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Item number [ B060817 ]
Motif  No pattern, shakudô, polished; mumon shakudô migaki-ji, "無文赤銅磨地" 
Mei ( signature ) No signature   

Size  length : 7,04cm, width : 6,38cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,41cm
Weight 115,1g

Period  Edo 

Price  JPY 50.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Shakudô , "赤銅"  
Form :  Tate-maru "竪丸形" 
Technique :  Polished migaki-ji "磨地" 
Hitsu holes :  Double ryô-hitsu ana "両櫃孔"  
Feature :  No pattern, shakudô and polished mumon shakudo migaki-ji Tsuba, which was used for formal koshirae in Edo period. It is also called offering Kenjyo Tsuba. In tate-maru form, vertically long balanced noble double holes are placed left and right. Tthe edge mimi, it made a little thin.

Condition :  There are mark of seppa, and a little scratches. 
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B050817 ]
Motif  Point inlay, ten zôgan mokkô-gata , "点象嵌木瓜形" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature (Ko-kinkô 古金工)   

Size  length : 8,85cm, width : 8,51cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,56cm
Weight 191,0g

Period  Momoyama  

Price  JPY 100.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
A note of authentication on a box hako-gaki "箱書" 
omote : Ko-kinko yamagane-ji Tsuba "古金工 山金地 鐔"
ura : Mokko-gata ko-kinko yamagane-ji gin-ten tsubu-zôgan jidai Momoyama yusaku no hitotsu nari Naniwa hôtan kai shusai TERAGUCHI Ôsendô Hobetsu (Kao), "木瓜形 古金工 山金地 銀点粒象嵌 時代桃山 優作之一也 浪華抱鐔会 主宰 寺口王仙堂抱悦(花押)"

Material :  Yamagane "山金", silver  
Form :  Mokko-gata , "木瓜形"
Technique :  Point inlay
Hitsu holes :  Double ryô-hitsu ana "両櫃孔" 
Feature :  On deep and calm color yamagane-ji, ishimejis are formed, silver inlay are distributed larger size Tsuba. It has a characteristic tinging with smooth gloss, similar to grossy leather. Kozuka-hitsu and kogai-hitsu are relatively small.

Condition :  It maintains excellent conditions, neverthless point inlays detached a little.
  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B040817 ]
Motif  Mokume, "杢目" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature    

Size  length : 8,42cm, width : 8,34cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,45cm
Weight 122.0g

Period  Edo 

Price  SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron, gold  
Form :  Round, maru-gata, "丸形"
Technique :  ko-sukashi, "小透" gold inlay 
Hitsu holes :  Double ryô-hitsu ana "両櫃孔"  
Feature :  On deep blackened iron, it engraved mokume pattern. It adds a variety partly made open work sukashi-bori and a little gold inlays.
Bigger Tsuba, it has a strong presence.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B030817 ]
Motif  Open work, sa-yû hishi kuruma sukashi, "左右菱車透" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature (Owari, "尾張")  

Size  length : 8,36cm, width : 8,16cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,76cm,
Weight 79,7g

Period  Edo 

Price  JPY 65.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  NBTHK Tokubetsu Kichô tô-sô-gu paper( issued on 11th March Shôwa 50(1975))

Material :  Iron 
Form :  Round, maru-gata, "丸形" 
Technique :  Open work, jisukashi, "地透" 
Hitsu holes :  Double ryô-hitsu ana "両櫃孔"   
Feature :  An iron tsuba, outside of each left and right hitsu hole, there is lager lozenge next to smaller one. Spoke patterns are arranged by ji-sukashi open work.
Straight lines part have almost even width.
It is composed in sharp and tense lines. The thickness of edge is thicker than that of seppadai.

Condition :  A little dry suface iron. There is tiny chipped part.

Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B020817 ]
Motif  Open work, Sasa-sukashi, "笹透" 
Mei ( signature ) no signature    

Size  length : 7,78cm, width : 7,79cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,5cm
Weight 82,8g

Period  Edo

Price  JPY 70.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron 
Form :  Round, maru-gata, "丸形" 
Technique :  Open work, jisukashi, "地透" 
Hitsu holes :  One hole kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"  
Feature :  Round shape, iron made into ji-sukashi, bamboo leaves and stem are expressed simply and strongly. An ancient poet in Nara period, Kakino-moto-Hitomaro, created a following poem. "Bamboo leaves sway gently in mountains, I think of my wife firmly, who left behind in my house". (Sasa-no-ha-wa miyama-mo saya-ni sayage-domo ware-wa imo omou wakare kinureba. "笹の葉はみ山もさやにさやげども我は妹思ふ別れ来ぬれば"), It might be that this Tsuba was used by devoted samurais husbands like him.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B010817 ]
Motif  Open work, shihô inome sukashi mokko-gata , "四方猪目透木瓜形" 
Mei ( signature ) :
omote :Kino Munemasa "紀宗正"
ura : Shintô gotetsuren Myôchin Ôsumi-no-kami "神道五鉄錬 明珍大隅守"   

Size  length : 7,8cm, width : 7,36cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,38cm,
Weight 123,3g

Period  Edo

Price  JPY 67,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron 
Form :  Mokko-gata , "木瓜形" 
Technique :  Open work, shihô inome sukashi , ko-sukashi
Hitsu holes :  Double, ryô-hitsu-ana, "両櫃孔" 
Feature :  The face rises toward center. Well grained migaki-ji plate iron Tsuba. It has a formative shape kurikomi "刳込み" and open work inome-sukashi "猪目透" are connected and made united. The edge of inome eyes have chamfer on, gentle roundness attached. Not only enhancing the safety but showing elegantly reflecting the light. It shows well the texture of iron base
itself. There is a small open work ko-sukashi at below left of Tsuba.

Munemasa "宗正" had a family name Myôchin "明珍". He lived at Shônai, Dewa province. He worked around second half of Edo period.

Condition :  Excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B200817 ]
Motif Ki-kka(chrysanthemum) zu "菊花図"
Mei ( signature ) Umetada Muneyoshi saku "埋忠宗義作"  

Size  Length 7,78cm, width 7,3cm, thickness of round edge "耳重ね" 0,33cm,
Weight 103,5g

Period  Edo, middle in first half of

Price  JPY 80.000- ( shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron 
Form : Tate-maru(ellipse)-gata 
Technique :  tuchi-me-ji suki-sage hori 
Hitsu holes :  both holes filled 
Feature  A tsuba finished in thinner form, which has deep iron color.
Two chrysanthemum buds placed symmetrically in two tomes form. Chrysanthemum pattern placed at right shoulder of seppadai, which looks like rising sun.
It has both harmonized composition and elegance.

Muneyoshi was a descendant in the direct line of the Umetada family. He was called Kazumanosuke, lived in Kyôto(Miyako).

He also created the swords such as wakizashi with signature "Signature, metier : Umetada Myôjyu mago Kazumanosuke Tachibana-no Muneyoshi tsukru 埋忠明寿孫数馬助橘宗義作", with the time stamp Enpô kyû-nen Kanoto-tori roku-gatsu-hi "延宝九年辛酉六月日", and the place Banshû Akashi "播州明石".
He was good at creating the tsuba using plants and trees design such as flower of chrysanthemum.

Condition  Excellent 
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B110817 ]  
Motif Eight bridges, Yatsu-hashi-zu, "八ツ橋" 
Mei ( signature ) No signature  

Size  Length 8.35cm, width 8.19cm, "耳重ね"(thickness of round edge) 0.44cm,
Weight 130.7g

Period  Edo

Price  JPY 75.000- ( shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper  n/a

Material :  Iron, gold
Form : Round 
Technique :  Migaki-ji sukashi-bori kin(gold) inlay shaku-dô hurku-rin
Hitsu holes :  two holes 
Feature  Good quality iron tsuba, expressed finely with sukashi pattern, combined with smooth and round surface, something swelled by water tension.
The motif may be the dance of iris flower spirit. It is filled with refreshing energy.

Condition  There are some detached points on gold inlay. 
Kiri box  attached
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Item number [ B010517 ]  
Motif "杢目図" Mokume-zu
Mei ( signature ) "則亮入道作之" "大山鳥道暁以鍛" 

Size Length 8.17cm, width 7.53cm, "耳重ね"(thickness of round edge) 0.51cm,
Weigh t144.0g

Period Edo Period, end of

Price JPY 80.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper n/a

Material :  Iron
Form  Kawari-mokko
Technique :  Mokume kitae, yakite shiage
Hitsu holes :  Double Hitsu holes
Feature Engraving moderately from "耳"(edge) from center, so that center part becomes flat. . Appearance of mokume pattern make calm and pale atmosphere. It shows deepness. It can be appreciated the good taste of iron tsuba.

 IWATA Norisuke lived at Futagoyama in Bishû province. Two generations existed in same name. He was orignally armorer. First generation died in his seventy two years old, in Kaei 5. Second generation died in his sixty seven years old in Meiji 16.

Condition Excellent
Kiri box attached
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Item number [ B020517]  
Motif "吉備真備図" Kibi-no Makibi-zu
Mei ( signature ) No signature(Mito)

Size Length 8.37cm, width 7.80cm, "耳重ね"(thickness of round edge) 0.48cm,
Weight 155.7g

Period Edo Period, end of

Price JPY 280.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper NBTHK certificate paper

Material :  Iron "素銅" Su-aka Gold silver
Form "撫角"(Nade-kaku-gata)(Round corner) 
Technique :  "据文象嵌"(sue-mon zô-gan inlay) 鋤出高彫(suki-dashi taka-bori) 地透(ji-sukashi) 象嵌色絵(zô-gan iroe)(iroe in colored inlay) 打ち返し耳(uchi-kaeshi-mimi)(wrapped edge)
Hitsu holes :  Single hitsu hole

Feature Red Oni who stand by Kibi-no Makibi is an incarnation of Abe-no Naka-maro who died in abroad, the Tang dynasty.

It was said that Kibi-no Makibi was succeeded to decode encrypted story "Yaba Taishi" by the help of gods and Budda in the Tang dynasty, then introduced it Japan.

It makes interesting contrast, calm expression of Makibi and grave expression of Oni. By advanced technique, craftsman was succeeded to create legendary world on the tsuba with a plenty of imagination.

Kibi-no Makibi (695-775) : a court noble, scholar in Nara period. A student studying abroad (e.g. the Tang dynasty). He studied Confucianism (including "礼学" one of Classics of Confucianism), law(jurisprudence) and military affairs. After back to Japan, he tentatively involved politics, became a root cause of the FUJIWARA Hirotsugu's riot. He paid much effort for coming celebrated buddhist priest Ganjin to Japan. He actively worked of hunting EBI no Oshikatsu. Under Dô-kyô administration, he was promoted to high lank official.(e.g. "正二位右大臣" senior grade of second rank, minister of the right)


Condition Excellent
Kiri box High rank kiri box attached
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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 [ 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 [ 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  JPY 20.000- (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 [ 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 45.000- (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  SOLD
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 [ 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  SOLD
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 [ 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 200.000- (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 100.000- (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 : [ 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 [ 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 : [ 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 60.000-(shipping and insurance not included)

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 : SOLD

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 [ B140817 ] NEW!!
Motif  Cross in circle patterns distributed maru ni jyû-ji mon chirashi-zu "丸に十文字紋散図" tsuba, menuki
Mei (signature) no signature (Satsuma "薩摩")

Size  
Tsuba :
length : 6.99cm width : 6.46cm, thickness of edge mimi-kasane "耳重ね" 0.40cm, weight : 98.2g
Menuki :
width : 1.34cm, length : 3.47cm, thickness : 0.67cm, weight : 5.6g
width : 1.33cm, length : 3.37cm, thickness : 0.80cm, weight : 5.5g

Period  Edo "江戸" Period
Price  SOLD
Certificate paper Hozon tôsôgu certificate paper(issued on 28th June Heisei 24 (2012))

Material Tsuba : iron / Menuki : shaku-dô
Technique Tsuba : Polished iron, suki-sage-hori, ko-sukashi, ke-bori, sue-mon zô-gan, gold(kin)-iroe silver(gin)nuno-me zô-gan kaku-mimi ko-niku / Menuki : katachi-bori
Hitsu-holes (Tsuba ) : one out of two filled

Feature Tsuba : On well grained tetsu-migaki-ji, small sukashi and circle in cross patterns of sue-mon zô-gan inlay and kin-iron are distributed. In background, dynamic waves and their splashes expressed in kata-kiri-bori, and ke-bori technic added.

Menuki : On syakudô-ji, hanging over clowds pattern unki-mon made of katachi-bori. Relational positioning, before and behind, there is a bigger cross in circle pattern. Both right and left, there are smaller patterns. It might be considered that tsuba and menuki were made by different craftman. However this combination has succeeded to create a charm, reminding the existence of air giving dynamism of sea and sky. Both works have very carefully done and calm atmosphere.

Conditions  excellent
Kiri box : fine kiri box attached

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Item number [ B150817 ] NEW!!
Motif  San-ko-tsuka "三鈷柄" swords
Mei (signature) no signature

Size  width : 1.09cm, length : 6.18cm, thickness : 0.54cm, weight : 4.7g
width : 1.05cm, length : 6.05cm, thickness : 0.5cm, weight : 4.5g

Period  Edo
Price  SOLD
Certificate paper n/a

Material Su-aka, silver
Technique Katachi-bori, taka-bori, ke-bori, gold(kin)-iroe

Feature Fudômyô-ô has it principe style, one face and two hands ichi-men ni-hi "一面二臂", treasured sword hô-ken in right hand, a lasso kensaku in left hand.

In Tang dynasty 13 years (AD 725), a priest, king Zenmui (Śubhakarasiṃha) translated the esoteric Buddhism major books , Dai-bi-ru-ka-na jyô-butsu jin-ben-ka-ji-kyô (dai-nichi-kyô in short) (Mahāvairocana-abhisaṃbodhi-vikurvita-adhiṣṭhāna-tantra) into Chinese. In volume 1, it says "a messenger fudô-nyorai came, he held su-ken sword and ra-saku wire. His top hairs reached to left shoulder. He had very keen eyes to know. He had very dignified atmosphere. He maintained very calm mentality. With terrifying shape, in the back, there were strong fire flames. (…)He was a chid in his appearance".

This pair of menuki represents treasure sword hô-ken, which owned by Fudô-myô-o, in suaka-ji. (The swords have ryô-shinogi-zukuri with a little widened tops, which tsukas are in san-ko-shô form).

The forged blades with shinogi-"hi"s are expressed in gin-iroe,
Tsuka made of gold lacquered cooper kon-dô are expressed in kin-iroe.
Technic was done in realistic manner.


Conditions : excellent
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B130817 ] NEW!!
Motif  the god of fire Fudo Myo-ô "不動明王"
the god of war Bishamonten "毘沙門天"
Mei (signature) no signature

Size  the god of fire Fudo Myo-ô : width : 1.65cm, length : 3.96cm, thickness : 0.69cm, weight : 10.1g
the god of war Bishamonten : width : 1.56cm, length : 4.22cm, thickness : 0.71cm, weight : 10.2g

Period  Edo
Price  JPY 140.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included (in the price) ) 
Certificate paper n/a

Material shibu-ichi, gold, silver, su-aka
Technique katachi-bori, ke-bori, iro-e.

Feature In this pair of menuki, the god of fire Fudo Myo-ô hangs jyô-haku on left shoulder, wearing kun-shô and koshi-nuno made of animal rawhide, which expressed in migaki-ji. He hangs skull decoration, emphasized by kin-iro-e and he holds kensaku rope for left hand, hô-ken sword for right hand. High burning fire flame hallow stands out the direfulness of anger face. In sanscrit, it calls "acharanata", "Indomitable guardian", or "guardian of stability". In ancient India, it meant Siva. After syncretized with Buddhism, in esoteric Buddhism, it was considered that changing the shape into angering corps as the incarnation of Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) to teach ordinary peoples.

On the other hand, the god of war Bishamonten holding a pike for right hand, a pagoda on left hand. The armor originated from western region of China, which is decorated in the shape of lotus flower in soben(copying petal without seed leaf), and given minimized swirls, and kin-iro-e. It shows gorgeous atmosphere. The expression of face has its dignity. In ancient myth of India, he was an evil leader of dark side. After syncretized with Hindu, he began to manage treasures and wealth, leading the yaksha; a man-eating demon, changing into Northern area guardian. After syncretized with Buddhism, he maintained same position. He took a position, one of Four Devas under Taishakuten; one of the twelve Buddhist guardian deities. In esoteric Buddhism, he was reorganized as one of twelve deities, as a deity of military. In anger and grave look, it can be sensed look of affection. A combination of reliable the god of fire Fudo Myo-ô and the god of war Bishamonten.

Conditions  Excellent
Kiri box attached

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Item number [ B050916 ]
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 30.000- (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 ]
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 [ 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 38.000- (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 JPY 13.000- (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 60.000- (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 45.000- (shipping and insurance not included)

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 [ B071017 ] NEW!!
Motif :  Ladling seawater Shio-kumi-zu "潮汲図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature 

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length : 3.92cm, width : 2.29cm, height : 1.31cm, Weight : 21.4g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.36cm, width : 2.00cm, height : 0.76cm, Weight : 11.3g

Period :  Edo 
Price :  JPY 158.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper :  n/a 

Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅" 
Technique :  Taka-bori "高彫" iroe "色絵" 

Feature :  The peoples who work hard for ladling seawater and enjoy fishing. It has full of blessing of nature so that it expressed their calm atmosphere. Sei-gai-ha patterns expressed perspectively. Pine tree's braches expressed in taka-bori with kin-iroe and sailing boat pattern are well considered as tsuka decoration. It is skilfull composition.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached 
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Item number [ B061017 ] NEW!!
Motif :  Salmon and mouse shake-nezumi-zu "鮭鼠図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature  

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length : 3.89cm, width : 2.52cm, height : 1.87cm, Weight : 26.9g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.30cm, width : 1.80cm, height : 1.10cm, Weight : 15.1g

Period :  Meiji
Price :  JPY 155.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper :  n/a

Material : Shibu-ichi "四分一" Shaku-dô "赤銅" gold, silver
Technique : Migaki-ji "磨地" Sue-mon-zô-gan inlay 据文象嵌

Feature :  Mouse which concentrate into biting salmon in grotesque face with a little strength gone. The other side, a mouse getting a piece of salmon. They are expressed in realistic way. TAKAHASHI Yuichi draw a picture titled in Salmon "鮭" in realistic western painting technique at the beginning of Meiji period. It was considerable that this pair of fuchi and kashira was created a Japanese metal craft man of metal work who acquired realistic vision or inspired by him. The mouse is on the offesive attitude toward salmon, which remind the rescue story of Ô-kuni-nushi-no-mikoto in the Records of Ancient Matters Kojiki "古事記". It may be a too penetrating insight that it feels a conflict between adoption of western foreign culture and nationalism.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B051017 ] NEW!!
Motif :  Ayu in flowing water ryû-sui kô-gyo-zu "流水香魚図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  Katsumitsu "勝光" 

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length : 3.88cm, width : 2.99cm, height : 1.13cm, Weight : 19.5g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.54cm, width : 1.87cm, height : 0.77cm, Weight : 11.5g

Period :  Edo 
Price :  JPY 188.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu paper (issued on 11th May Heisei 28(2016))

Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅"
Technique : Nanako-ji "魚々子地" Taka-bori "高彫" Kin-iroe "金色絵" 

Feature :  Movement that fishes turning their direction near water surface. They overlapped swirling ryû-sui-mon "流水文". It expressed vividly. The contrast between the gold color of smooth surfaced main motif and the deep black colour of very fine nanako is clear, too.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached 
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Item number [ B041017 ] NEW!!
Motif :  Waves and dragons nami-ryû-zu "波龍図"
Mei ( signature ) :  Mogarashi nyû-dô Sô-ten sei "藻柄子入道宗典製" 

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length : 4.84cm, width : 2.66cm, height : 1.25cm, Weight : 18.7g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.37cm, width : 1.83cm, height : 0.80cm, Weight : 8.0g

Period :  Edo 
Price :  SOLD 
Certificate paper : n/a 
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅" 
Technique : Nanako-ji "魚々子地 Taka-bori "高彫" ke-bori "毛彫"

Feature :  External elements such as flame, clouds and splashes, they are placed and crowded using gold and silver iroe. The appearance of ferocious dragon is drawn as more effective and impressive scenery. High engraved dragon face gives three-dimensional effect.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B190817 ]  
Motif : Cross in circles distributed Maru-ni jyû-monji chirashi-zu "丸に十文字紋散図"
Signature, metier : no signature (Chishiki school)

Size :  Tsuba : length : 4.90cm, width : 3.59cm, thickness : 0.50cm, weight : 50.4g
Fuchi : length : 3.72cm, width : 2.18cm, thickness : 1.10cm, weight : 22.4g
頭 : length : 3.34cm, width : 2.02cm, thickness : 0.88cm, weight : 14.8g

Period :  Edo, second half of
Price :  JPY 250.000 (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper :  NBTHK hozon tôsôgu paper (9th January Heisei 25(2013))

Material :  Shibu-ichi "四分一", gold, shakudô "赤銅"
Technique :  Ishime-ji "石目地", taka-bori "高彫", sue-mon inlay zôgan iroe "据紋象嵌色絵"
Tsuba  Hamidashi-gata "喰出形" Kaku-mimi ko-niku"角耳小肉"

Feature :  A pair of Tsuba and fuchigashira for wakizashi in shorter length (ko-wakizashi). It has been distributed cross in circle pattern created in sue-mon zo-gan techinic. One out of two holes was filled with shakudo.
There are saya demount preventing holes. Samurais in Satsuma clan admonished themselves using swords easily tied kurigata and Tsuba down by strings or steel wire. This work has been attributed to Chishiki school. It has come from an ancient place name of Chishiki in Izumi city, where famous as cranes come. First generation Kanezoe was rural samurai of Izumi around Kanen 寛延.
From second generation Kanetake, they lived near Kagoshima catsle.
Till end of Edo period, they had fifth generation Kaneoki. There were many pupils as well.

Condtion :  Excellent.
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B180817 ]
Motif : Wasabi-zu "山葵図"
Signature, metier : no signature

Size :  Fuchi : length : 3.80cm, width : 2.24cm, thickness : 0.91cm, weight : 12.7g
頭 : length : 3.41cm, width : 1.90cm, thickness : 0.63cm, weight : 8.5g

Period :  Muromachi
Price :  SOLD
箱書 古美濃 抱鐔会浪華装剣小道具研究会 主宰仙章庵 寺口抱悦(花押) 

Material :  Yamanage "山金"
Technique :  Taka-bori "高彫", ke-bori "毛彫", kin-iroe "金色絵"

Feature :  On yamagane-ji "山金地", supple wasabi "山葵" expressed by taka-bori "高彫". A pair of fuchi-gashira which has cozy atmosphere rich kin-iroe "金色絵" given.

Condtion :  Excellent.
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B030517 ]
Motif  Dragon Ryû-zu "龍図"
Mei ( signature )  No signature

Size Kashira : length 3,47cm width 1,61cm height 0.85cm, weight 10,0g
Fuchi : length 3.86cm width 2,24cm height 1,06cm, weight 14.5g 

Period  Edo Period

Price SOLD
Certificate paper  n/a
Material  "Shakudô"(赤銅) 
Technique "魚々子地"(nanako-ji) "高彫"(taka-bori) "金色絵"(kin iro-e)(gold colored) "点象嵌"(ten-zô-gan)(point inlay)

Feature  

The surface of dragons expressed finely in very detailed manner engraving.

Kashira : it shows the very moment of standing from the dragon coiled up so that instantly unstable form. Unique.
Fuchi : The sword form of tail shows the dragon being a male. The barbel, one side up, the other is down. This is common for two dragons.

This pair of fuchi and kashira, it makes a pair of male and female dragons.

 
Conditions It is not brand new, shows feeling aging but it maintains very fine conditions.
Kiri box attached

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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 15.000- (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 : [ 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 : [ 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 [ B021017 ]
Motif :  Flat-bottomed boats Takase-bune-zu "高瀬舟図" NEW!!
Signature :  
Size :  Length : 9.73cm, width : 1.82cm, thickness : 0.57cm, Weight : 21.6g
Period :  Edo

Price :  JPY 40.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a 

Material :  Shibu-ichi "四分一"
Technique : Taka-bori "高彫" Kin-iroe "金色絵" Ke-bori "毛彫"
Feature :  Two boats and ripples expressed very simply. When one find the resemblance between the shape of waves and boats, the marvelous sensesiblity coming as if the boats start shaking and departing.

Condition : Left half of omote, the wave patterns become pale. It may due from very careful actual using. 
Kiri box :   attached
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Item number [ B031017 ]
Motif :  Grape and plumn Budô-ume-zu "葡萄梅図" NEW!!
Signature :  
Size :  Length : 9.74cm, width : 1.87cm, thickness : 0.47cm, Weight : 22.9g
Period :  Edo 

Price :  JPY 25.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a 

Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅" silver 
Technique : Inlay, ke-bori "毛彫" 
Feature :  Omote : the appearance of tendrill extending expressed in silver inlay. Ura : Plumn tree expressed by engraving. Silver metal attachment with boar eye ino-me shape open work for koguchi "小口".

Condition : Some inlay detaching parts and scratches.
Kiri box :  n/a
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Item number [ B170817 ]
Motif : Crawling dragon hai-ryû-zu "這龍図" 
Signature, metier :  no signature (Kyô kinkô "京金工")
Size :  Length : 9.71cm, width : 1.47cm, thickness : 0.61cm, weight : 36.0g
Period :  Edo

Price :  JPY 120.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu certificate paper (issued on 17th January Heisei 26(2014))

Material :  Shakudô
Technique :  Nakako-ji "魚々子地", taka-bori "高彫"

Feature :  A dragon filled with advancing dynamism and strongness expressed by detailed chiseling.

Condtion :  There is tiny scratch at back but it is excellent in general.
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Item number [ B021016 ]  
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 110.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
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 :  SOLD
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 [ B160817 ] NEW!!
Motif  Dragon, hai-ryû-zu, "這龍図"
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  Length 21,2cm, width 1,27cm, thickness ( max. ) 0.67cm, weight 37g
Period  Edo

Price JPY 110.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper n/a

Material Coppery, shaku-do, "赤銅地" gold colored, kin-iroe "金色絵"
Technique Nanako-ji, "魚々子地" Suemon inlay, "据文象嵌" 

Feature A kôgai, on very fine shakudo nanako-ji, which has dynamic draong motif expressed by suemon zogan inlay.

Conditions Plating on base metal could have later enhancement. It maintains excellent conditions.

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 25.000- (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 : SOLD

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 : [ 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 : JPY 65,000- (shipping and insurance fee not included ) 

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 [ B011017S ] NEW!!
Description Matsushiro shunuri nuri-zaya tantô koshirae "松代朱塗鞘短刀拵"
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  koshirae length : 35cm

Period  Edo, second half of

Price JPY 50.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper n/a
No real blades inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.

Brass base metal fittings, Shinchû-ji Matsushiro koshirae-yô kanagu "真鍮地松代拵用金具".

Feature : Matsushiro koshirae has its characteristics, all ensemble fittings,
specific granulated drawing patterns are divided by lines on gold colored brass base. It looked like that the motif was inspired the scenery, a machine senba-kogi threshing ear of rice plant in full of ripening in gold color.

Condition  There are a few detaching points of laqur shu-nuri . Repair part of tsuka-ito broken points. No kozuka attached.

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Item number [ B020917 ]
Description  Matsushiro tantô koshirae "松代短刀拵"
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  koshirae length : 35.9cm

Period  Edo, second half of

Price SOLD
Certificate paper n/a
No real blades inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.

Brass base metal fittings, Shinchû-ji Matsushiro koshirae-yô kanagu "真鍮地松代拵用金具". Menuki : Tea-things, Cha-dôgu, "茶道具図"(suaka-ji, "素銅地")

Feature : Matsushiro koshirae has its characteristics, all ensemble fittings,
specific granulated drawing patterns are divided by lines on gold colored brass base. It looked like that the motif was inspired the scenery, a machine senba-kogi threshing ear of rice plant in full of ripening in gold color.

Condition  Fasten ot tsuba is a little loose. Rest, it maintains excellent conditions.

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Item number [ B010917 ]
Description  Kiku zôgan tetsu-ji kanagu kawari-nuri-zaya wakizashi koshirae "菊象嵌鉄地金具変り塗鞘脇差拵"
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size  koshirae length : 68.0cm

Period  Edo

Price 80,000円(the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper n/a
No real blades inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.
Fuchi-gashira and kojiri: kiku-karakusa (iron, silver inlay, tetsu-ji gin zôgan, "鉄地銀象嵌")
Tsuba : Chrysanthemum, kikka-gata, "菊花形"
Menuki : Measure and Chrysanthemum, hi-jyô-gi-ni kikka-zu, "樋定規に菊花図" (coppery, engraving, gold colored; shakudô-ji katachi-bori kin-iroe, "赤銅地容彫金色絵"),

Feature :It is a wakizashikoshirae with ensembles of chrysanthemum motif metal fittings. It twinkles aogai-chirashi kawari-nuri-zaya.

Condition  There is a tiny dent and scratches on saya, rest remains excellent conditions.

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

Size  koshirae length: 54.5cm

Period  Edo Period

Price  SOLD 
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 ]
Description Kuro-ishime-ji nuri wakizashi-koshirae
Mei (signature) / metier  No signature

Size koshirae length: 60,5cm

Perioe Edo

Price JPY 300.000- (not including shipping and insurance fees ) 
Certificate paper Not attached


No real blades 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 [ 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 : [ 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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