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Item number [ B010418 ]
Motif : Dragons Sen-ryû-zu "潜龍図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature (Mito)

Size : length : 8.75cm, width : 8.07cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.88cm、
Weight :  252g

Period : Edo

Price :  SOLD
Certificate paper : NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu paper (issued on 7th Dec. Heisei 29(2017))
Material : Iron   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "堅丸形" 
Technique : Tetsu-tuchime-ji "鉄槌目地" suki-dashi taka-bori "鋤出高彫" inlay zô-gan "象嵌" copper suaka "赤銅" uchi-kaeshi-mimi "打返耳"   
Hitsu holes : Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"   
Feature : On tate-maru-gata thick iron base, dare to be given uneven hammer grains, make coarse. Dragons, which show their bodies part by part, are finished in taka-bori technique with fine chiseling. Clouds are expressed in vague oboro outlines. It becomes three dimensional and minute finish. A tsuba with massive feeling with motion and energy.
 
Conditions : Excellent 
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B010318 ]
Motif : Ka-mon yuki-wa ko-sukashi "花文雪輪小透"
Mei ( signature ) : Shô-nai-jû Kazu-tsugu "庄内住一次"    

Size : length : 8,48cm, width : 8,40cm, thickness of edge mimi 0,46cm
Weight : 168g

Period : Edo
Price :  JPY 60.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a 

Material : Iron   
Form :  Kawari-gata "変わり形"  
Technique :  Ko-sukashi "小透" 
Hitsu holes :  Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"   
Feature : These eight petals overlapping regularly in circle, composing single flower. Seasons go round without staying, tying past and future, based upon the law of nature. Three yuki-wa on petals expressed by ko-sukashi inlays, as if it expresses the sparkle of life here and now. Nice taste iron. Large size tsuba.

Kazu-tsugu was a swordsmith, second son of IKEDA Kazuhide. He was also called as Kiyotsugu. He was a clan smith. He produced firearms as well. Many iron tsuba exist. In the book titled Nezu Meifu "根津名譜", it said that he was good at iron tsuba making.

"In the west region, FUTAGOYAMA Noriaki, making a comparison, in the east regions, IKEDA Kazutsugi." Persons from same town honored him so much, he became popular. He lived at Kamegasaki, Shô-nai, Dewa province and Hamahata town in Sakata.


 
Conditions :  Excellent. 
Kiri box :  attached (with high quality futon mattress)
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Item number [ B040118 ]
Motif : Sleet and plum mizore ume sukashi "霙梅透"
Mei ( signature ) : no signature    

Size : length : 7.88cm, width : 7.80cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.47cm,
Weight : 73.4g

Period : Edo

Price :  JPY 38,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper : n/a 
Material : Iron   
Form :  Maru-gata "丸形" 
Technique : Ji-sukashi "地透" Kaku-mimi ko-niku "角耳小肉"  
Hitsu holes :  Double ryô-hitsu-ana "両櫃孔"   
Feature :  At the edge of branch with plum flower blooming, which almost collapsed at the moment of a touch. Scenery of sleet with dim outline become a sort of design. Lively expression composed of a sequence of arc.
 
Conditions :  Excellent.  
Kiri box :  attached

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Item number [ B030118 ]
Motif : Arrow head Yajiri-sukashi 矢尻透  
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature   

Size : length : 8.73cm, width : 8.36cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.43cm,
Weight : 168g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 46,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper : n/a 

Material : Iron   
Form :  Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : Kage-sukashi "陰透"  
Hitsu holes :  Double holes filled Ryô-hitsu-ana ume "両櫃孔埋"    
Feature :  Such as hira-ne or kari-mata, each of them has different shape. Five arrowheads, which resemble to cloud pattern kumo-mon, distributing heading several directions on tetsu-ji iron base with ji-nie. Large size tsuba making them kage-sukashi.
 
Conditions :  In general, it maintains excellent condition. However, there are a few part rust observed. It can be improved polishing by cloth.

Kiri box :  attached

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Item number [ B020118 ]
Motif : TEI Shishô "鄭思肖図" 
Mei ( signature ) : Issan-dô Jyô-i "一蚕堂 乗意"   

Size : length : 7.38cm, width : 7.09cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.39cm,
Weight : 119.6g

Period : Edo

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper : n/a 

Material : Iron   
Form :  Maru-gata  
Technique : Shi-shi-ai bori "肉合彫" gold inlay kin-zô-gan "金象嵌"  
Hitsu holes :  Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔" 
  
Feature :  A chinese person with a plain dress turing away its back from a dominant Mongolian who dressed gorgeously. A word "Confucian next to homeless" kyû-ju jyû-gai "九儒十丐" of the source, one of the book titled "鉄函心史" whose writer Confucian scholar TEI Shishô did not work for Yuan dynasty even at the time of sleeping, not to make direction north toward its imperial court. There were many intelligentsia who cooperated with Yuan dynasty bureaucracy building, not equal to those TEI Shishô or SHA Bôtoku, taking repellent attitude, closing the doors, concentrating study or literature, called In-itsu existed. They were represented KO Sanshô, who commented on "資治通鑑" or BA Tanrin who edited "文献通考".

Using very shallowly engraving shishi-ai-bori technique, sentiment of characters are expressed with symbolic, enrich and precise high degree of perfection.

SUGIURA Jyôi was born at Kanô, Mino province in Genroku 14. He moved to Shinshû according with relocation of Toda family in Kyôhô 17. He was officially hired craftsman.
He studied under Juei at Edo. He became a pupil of NARA Toshinaga, called himself Nagaharu. Later, he shoved his head, to name Jô-i. His deceased year was Horeki 11.

Conditions :  Some rusts are observed. Conditions of gold inlay is excellent.
Kiri box :  n/a

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Item number [ B010118 ]
Motif : Sword ken-sukashi-zu "剣透図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature (succeeded as Kyô ko-shô-ami "伝 京古正阿弥")    

Size : length : 9.15cm, width : 9.11cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.52cm,
Weight : 192.3g

Period : Muromachi

Price : JPY 58,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper : n/a 

Material : Iron, gold, shakudô "赤銅"   
Form :  Mokko-gata "木瓜形"  
Technique : Kaku-mimi ko-niku "角耳小肉"  
Hitsu holes :  Double holes filled "両櫃孔埋"
   
Feature :  Large sizemokkô shape tetsu-tsuba. Gold on iron tetsu-ji in off-hand. Mottling, extending, rulal beauty and emboldened atmosphere is its charm.

Conditions :  Rust can be observed around mimi. The conditions can be improved by careful polishing maintenance by cloth. 
 
Kiri box :  attached

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Item number [ B181217 ]
Motif :  Seaweeds and crabs "藻蟹図" 
Mei ( signature ) : "会津松村"    

Size :  length : 7.63cm, width : 7.55cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.31cm
Weight :  119.5g

Period :  Edo. later half of

Price :  JPY 65.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu paper : (issued on 31st October Heisei 26(2014))
Material :  Iron   
Form : Maru-gata "丸形"  
Technique : Sue-mon-zôgan inlay iroe "据紋象嵌色絵" kaku-niku ko-niku "角耳小肉"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :  A round and smooth iron flange of "ishime-ji". Two crabs and algae are conspicuously inlaid with colored gold such as "shaku-dô", "su-aka", gold and so on. The margin wider and complement ironiness.

Matsumura is a metalworking group of Aizu Shôami school. They lived in Mutsu-no-kuni Iwashiro. There are Katsufusa, Katsunari, Katsukata and Katsuto.

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B171217 ]
Motif :  Chrysanthemum and flowing water "菊流水図" 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature  

Size :  length : 7.14cm, width : 6.88cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.43cm
Weight :  103.8g

Period :  Edo

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Shaku-dô "赤銅"  
Form : Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : Migaki-ji "磨地", kage-sukashi "影透", zô-gan iroe "象嵌色絵", hira-zôgan "平象嵌", kaku-mimi ko-niku "角耳小肉"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :   Deeply glossy "shaku-dô-ji" of black taste. It is a collar that expresses chrysanthemum and flowing water pattern with change and inlaying method.

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B161217 ]
Motif :  Nanako-ji mumon-zu "魚々子地無文図" 
Mei ( signature ) : "成龍軒栄寿" "金象嵌落款"  

Size :  length : 6.28cm, width : 5.92cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.41cm
Weight :  95.0g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 50,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Iron   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : Nanako-ji "魚々子地"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :   Fine "nanako" is scattered on a blackish iron face like "shakudô" tsuba. Middle height finish with declining toward mimi edge. It can be seen that it is carefully made with a moderate design. 

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B151217 ]
Motif :  Paulownias kiri-mon chirashi-zu "桐紋散図" 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature  

Size :  length : 7.04cm, width : 6.40cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.49cm
Weight :  106.0g

Period :  Edo

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper :  n/a


Material :  Shaku-dô "赤銅"   
Form : Mokko-gata "木瓜形"  
Technique : Nanako-ji "魚々子地", kin-okigane "金置金", sue-mon-zôgan inlay "据紋象嵌" gold iroe "金色絵" 
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :   On the front 8, in the back 7, and on the edge mimi 14, the smaller kirimons are scattered. The shining of gold makes a tsuba brilliant. Viewing from front, paulownia patterns on mimi make projections on the moderate mokkô shape contours. It creates a kind of visual effect looks angular something like connecting lines of constellation. It adds some funs on design.

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B141217 ]
Motif :  Hollyhock aoi-sukashi-zu "葵透図" 
Mei ( signature ) : "越前住記内作"   

Size :  length : 7.43cm, width : 7.13cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.53cm
Weight :  103.0g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 40,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Iron   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : niku-bori, ji-sukashi "肉彫地透", ke-bori "毛彫", kaku-mimi "角耳"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature : Front and back of hollyhock leaves are zoomed from straight in the face. Liveliness on leaves and stalk expressed by iron distribution in curveture. The veins of leaves expressed by ke-bori technique. It is a tsuba with powerful simplicity which makes its charm.

Kinai tsuba-smith school continued generations at Fukui, Echizen province. They were good at the work which motif were Holyhock (like this tsuba) or dragons.

Condition : There are some unevenness of the color of rusts. However, it may improve by the maintenance wipe it off.
 
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B131217 ]
Motif :  Wild geese kari-gane-mon musubi-himo sukashi "雁金文結紐透" 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature ( Satsuma )    

Size :  length : 6.26cm, width : 5.42cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.45cm
Weight :  51.0g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 150,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu paper : (issued on 4th March Hesei 27(2015))
Material :  Iron   
Form : Kawari-gata "変り形"  
Technique : Niku-bori-ji open work "肉彫地透", gold inalay "金象嵌", niku-bori maru-mimi "肉彫丸耳"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔   
Feature : Natural molding of hard material iron engraving as if tying flexible strings.
It is gorgeous spreading kari-gane-mon.

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B121217 ]
Motif :  Plumns, bush warbler and cows "梅鶯牛図" 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature    

Size :  length : 8.77cm, width : 8.63cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.40cm
Weight :  96.8g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 80,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Iron   
Form : Sumi-kiri kaku-gata "隅切角形"  
Technique : Niku-bori ji-sukashi "肉彫地透", ke-bori "毛彫", gold nunome inlay "金布目象嵌"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :  When spring east wind blew, make it a balmy even if no master of plum tree there. Kochi fukaba nioi okoseyo ume no haha aruji nashi tote haru na wasure so "東風吹かば 匂いおこせよ 梅の花 あるじなしとて 春な忘れそ". Tenmangû shrine, where this famous tanka poet creater SUGAWARA Michizane enshrined, is know as a place in connection for its associations with cows. Won't you have it as a charm for exam?

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B111217 ]
Motif :  Mumon hamidashi tsuba "無文喰出鐔"
Mei ( signature ) : no signature ( Satsuma )   

Size :  length : 5.28cm, width : 4.39cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.38cm
Weight :  50.5g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 50,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material :  Copper "銅"   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : Migaki-ji "磨地", kaku-mimi ko-niku "角耳小肉"  
Hitsu holes :  Single "片櫃孔"   
Feature :   Hamidashi tsuba which seemed to be used for a koshirae with thick kasane tanto. On black colored copper base, fine v-shaped patterns engraved. Close to edges, there are lines parallel to tsuba outline, in random, likely to be broken, engraved shallowly. Opposite side of hitsu-ana hole and nakago-ana hole, there are saya-dome-ana holes.

Condition : Excellent. On ura side, there is a little patina observed.
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B101217 ]
Motif : Cross (open work), waves and plovers Jyû-ji sukashi nami chidori-zu "十字透波千鳥図" 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature ( Satsuma )    

Size :  length : 6.94cm, width : 6.77cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.67cm
Weight :  115.5g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 180,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu paper : (issued on 26th February Heisei 26(2014))
Material :  Iron   
Form : Maru-gata "丸形" migaki-ji "磨地"  
Technique : Kata-kiri ke-bori "片切毛彫" ji-sukashi "地透" gold, silver and copper inlay "金銀銅象嵌" dote-mimi edge "土手耳"  
Hitsu holes :  Double, one out of two filled "両櫃孔内片櫃孔埋(鞘止孔有)" saya-dome-ana attached.  
Feature :  Cross in the circle is expressed by jisukashi open work. Rhythmic waves expressed by katakiri-kebori. Playing with spray from the waves,
turning themselves here and there, a group of plover
are engraved by iro-gane (e.g. gold, silver and copper).

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B091217 ]
Motif :  "Waves and chrysanthemum" 波菊図 
Mei ( signature ) : no signature   

Size :  length : 7.64cm, width : 7.06cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.47cm
Weight :  114g

Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 120,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a
Material : Iron   
Form : Mokkô shape "木瓜形"  
Technique : Taka-bori "高彫" gold point inlay "金点象嵌"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃孔"   
Feature :  A sequence of small patterned waves distributed in the center. They are surrounded by bouquets of chrysanthemum. Gold points inlay studded fine and whole. Tsuba created by skilfull and delicate technique of engraving.

Condition : Excellent.  
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B011217 ]
Motif : Wild boar (open work) "猪透図" 
Mei ( signature ) : attributed to Akasaka    

Size :   length : 7,81cm, width 7,66cm, thickness of edge mimi "耳厚さ" 0,72cm
Weight :  134g

Period :  Edo
Price :  SOLD
Certificate paper :  NBTHK Hozon Tôsôgu paper (issued on 10th May Heisei 29(2017))
Material :  Iron   
Form :   Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"  
Technique : Ji-sukashi "地透", ke-bori "毛彫" maru-mimi "丸耳"  
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃穴"   
Feature :  Thick and sturdy finish. Well grained iron tsuba. A wild boar silhouette, running in the field with high skill of jumping, expressed in ji-sukashi open work technique. The feeling of coarse body hairs are expressed artistically in ke-bori technique.

The tsuba is attributed to Akasaka "赤坂".

Akasaka tsubas "赤坂鐔" was produced by KARIGANEYA Hikobei, a tsuba dealer. He choosed and took them into Edo from Kyôto. They lived at Akasaka, Edo. They paid much attention to their designs and created excellent tsuba in open work. So that they earned high reputation at once.

Condition : Excellent 
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B011017 ]
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 30.000-(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Hitsu holes : "  

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  SOLD
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 [ 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  SOLD
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Hitsu holes : "  
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 80.000- (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 Period : 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Hitsu holes : " 
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 [ 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Hitsu holes : "   
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Hitsu holes : "  
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Hitsu holes : " 
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 50.000- ( 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 SOLD
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 [ 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 [ 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 : [ 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 :  SOLD

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

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 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 openwork Tokei sukashi

Signature / artisan :  No signature

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

Period :  Edo

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 :  boar eyes Ino-me 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

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 Hatô-zu 波濤図

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

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 :  Chôji sukashi

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

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 [ B051217 ] NEW!!
Motif : Clouds and dragons "雲龍図透大小鐔"
Mei ( signature ) : large : "記内作" / small : no signature

Size :  
large : L 8,32cm × w 8,23cm, thickness of edge 0.49cm
weight : 144,0g
small : L 7,94cm × w 7,86cm, thickness of edge 0,45cm, weight : 123,5g

Period : Edo

Price :  JPY 87.000 (shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a

Material :  Iron base "鉄地"
Form :   Tate-maru-gata "竪丸形"
Technique : Ji-sukashi "地透", ke-bori "毛彫", points inlay ten-zôgan "点象嵌"
Hitsu holes :  Double "両櫃穴"

Feature :  Kinai "記内" was a tsuba-smith school, created tsuba in generations at Fukui, Echizen province. Its humorous expression is so peculiar. A set of large and small tsubas "大小鐔".

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached

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Item number [ B080118 ]
Motif : "軍師図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : 
length : 1.90cm, width : 1.90cm, thickness: : 0.39cm, Weight :6.3g
length : 1.91cm, width : 1.89cm, thickness: : 0.42cm, Weight :6.5g

Period : Edo
Price : SOLD 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Su-aka "素銅", shaku-dô "赤銅", shibu-ichi "四分一", gold
Technique : Ishime-ji "石目地", sue-mon zô-gan inlay "据文象嵌", kin-iro-e "金色絵"

Feature :  Kômei and Chû-tatsu, maybe. Eye wearing depicting two military leaders. One of them covers one hand with a fan. The other person covers the mouth with a fan. With the theme of Chinese affairs, it seems to be facing each other with peaceful expression. However, it is a work that warns us that we should not take care of one 's time in the plot of a prosperous hand. It is good.

Conditions :  Excellent.

Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B070118 ]
Motif : Hana-hisago-zu "花瓢図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : 
length : 2.63cm, width : 1.02cm, thickness: : 0.47cm, Weight :2.8g
length : 2.64cm, width : 1.02cm, thickness: : 0.57cm, Weight :2.3g

Period : Edo
Price : JPY 35,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅"
Technique : Katachi-bori "容彫", kin-gin iroe "金銀色絵"

Feature :  Delicate expression cherry blossom flower fastened in the hair attached grossy deep black colored gourd menuki which reminds joyful party at spring field.

Conditions :  Excellent.

Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B060118 ]
Motif : Bees Hachi-zu "蜂図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : 
length : 1.83cm, width : 1.77cm, thickness: : 0.58cm, Weight :2.5g
length : 1.90cm, width : 1.63cm, thickness: : 0.54cm, Weight :2.1g

Period : Edo
Price : JPY 30,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅"
Technique : Katachi-bori "容彫"

Feature :  Lifting the feathers and bends the chest and abdomen bend into Japanese hiragana character "く". Sharpening all senses by stepping on feet. The eye of a bee figure looking at the target.

Conditions :  Excellent.

Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B050118 ]
Motif : Horses uma-zu "馬図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : 
length : 1.90cm, width : 3.44cm, thickness: : 0.60cm, Weight :6.4g
length : 1.61cm, width : 3.60cm, thickness: : 0.55cm, Weight :5.8g

Period : Edo
Price : JPY 38,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅"
Technique : Katachi-bori "容彫", suemon-zô-gan inlay "据文象嵌", kin-gin-iroe "金銀色絵"

Feature :  Excellent fine horses with Renzen-ashige "連銭葦毛" pattern that run with a dignified frame. Muddy and saddle are also magnificent and gorgeous.

Conditions :  Excellent.
Kiri box :  attached
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Item number [ B081217 ]
Motif Cross in a fern shida-ni jyû-monji-zu "歯朶に十字紋図"
signature / metier no signature (Satsuma)

Size 
length :2.06cm, width : 2.66cm, thickness : 0.75cm, weight : 10.6g
length :2.03cm, width : 2.64cm, thickness : 0.75cm, weight : 9.8g

Period Edo
Price  JPY 160.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price)
Certificate pater NBTHK Hozon tôsôgu papter( issued on 14th April Heisei 11(1998))
Material Shaku-dô "赤銅"
Technique Ishime-ji "石目地", katachi-bori "容彫", gold kin iroe "金色絵"

Feature : At the beginning of new year, they are attached to shime-nawa rope kazari decoration or kagami-mochi. Ura side is white shiro, so that they are also called ura-jiro.
Replacing them symmetrically, it is symbolizing happy couple or the prosperity of one's offspring. A design, cross in the circle, surrounded by fern. It seemed that those were ordered and created for commemorating sword koshirae, celebrating the happy event.

Conditions There is a little scratches on ki-iroe.

Kiri box attached
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Item number [ B021217 ]
Motif  A set of 36 pieces kata-menuki "片目貫"

Period : Edo
Price : JPY 98.000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included (in the price) )
Feature : Originally, menukis were made in a pair with two pieces. Those pieces are set of one side piece of original menukis. Metal fitting for tobacco case included. There are several motifs and unique designs one can appreciate.

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Item number [ B041217 ]
Size 
Crane "鶴" length 1.59cm, width 3.85cm, thickness 0.56cm, weight 4.4g
Drago "龍" length 1.54cm, width 4.20cm, thickness 0.59cm, weight 5.7g
Period : Edo
Price  Crane "鶴" SOLD Dragon "龍" SOLD

Feature : Initially, the menuki made in a pair, however, they took one piece each apart. As design, there are crane and dragon.

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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

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

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 [ B031217 ] NEW!!
* i "い" JPY 15,000- : size : len. 3.65cm, wid. 2.22cm, hgt. 1.28cm, weight 23.3g
* ro "ろ" JPY 20,000- : size : len. 3.80cm, wid. 2.32cm, hgt. 1.03cm, weight 16.3g
* ha "は" JPY 18,000- : size : len. 3.90cm, wid. 2.21cm, hgt. 0.98cm, weight 19.7g
* ni "に" JPY 28,000- : size : len. 3.95cm, wid. 2.41cm, hgt. 1.20cm, weight 22.0g
* ho "ほ" SOLD : size : len. 3.75cm, wid. 2.25cm, hgt. 1.36cm, weight 24.4g
* he "へ" JPY 25,000- : size : len. 3.85cm, wid. 2.20cm, hgt. 1.24cm, weight 20.8g
* to "と" JPY 28,000- : size : len. 3.81cm, wid. 2.37cm, hgt. 1.39cm, weight 20.1g
* chi "ち" SOLD : size : len. 3.86cm, wid. 2.50cm, hgt. 1.20cm, weight 25.7g 
* ri "り" SOLD : size : len. 3.80cm, wid. 2.22cm, hgt. 1.23cm, weight 21.2g
* nu "ぬ" JPY 20,000- : size : len. 3.98cm, wid. 2.27cm, hgt. 1.21cm, weight 23.3g
* ru "る" SOLD : size : len. 3.96cm, wid. 2.37cm, hgt. 1.10cm, weight 20.8g

Originally, metal fittings made as pair of fuchi-gashira.
However, kashiras have been taken apart, so that they remain as hanare-buchi, fushis only. They can be used for koshirae making, using tsuno for kashira. They can be appreciated as they are.

KUWAHARA Yôjirô wrote a essay titled On fuchigashira, a pair and apart "縁頭の取り合せ物と離れ物" in Shôwa 14(1939). He mentioned that there were cases just making fuchi only, using tsuno for kashira in order to concentrate the expence. So that fuchi become elaborate and beautiful work. He pointed that some separated items "離れ物" should be valued highly.

(The fees of shipping and insurance not included in the prices) 
 
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Item number [ B071017 ]
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- -> JPY128.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) PRICE DOWN!
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 ]
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- -> JPY125.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) PRICE DOWN!
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 ]
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- -> JPY 158.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) PRICE DOWN!
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 [ 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 [ 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

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

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 [ B061217 ]
Motif :  Horses "群馬図"
Signature : no signature
Size :  length : 9.58cm, width : 1.44cm, thickness : 0.58cm, Weight : 22.5g
Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 38,000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a  
Material :  Shaku-dô "赤銅地" 
Technique : Taka-bori "高彫" gold-silver iroe "金銀色絵"
Feature :   On very fine nanako-ji, lively horses are expressed by taka-bori iroe techinique in gold and silver. It makes very vivid contrast.

Condition : Excellent.
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B071217 ]
Motif :  Autumn leaves and insects "秋草虫図"
Signature : no signature
Size :  length : 9.63cm, width : 1.38cm, thickness : 0.62cm, Weight : 23.5g
Period :  Edo

Price : JPY 65,000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included)
Certificate paper :  n/a  
Material :  Suaka-ji "素銅地"
Technique : Taka-bori "高彫" gold iroe "金色絵" ke-bori "毛彫"
Feature :   On suaka-ji, by taka-bori kin-iroe technique, autumn grasses such as chrysanthemum, Japanese bush clover, bellflower, cockscom, awn, insects such as cricket are composed bustling manner.

Condition : Excellent.   
Kiri box : attached
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Item number [ B021017 ]
Motif :  Flat-bottomed boats Takase-bune-zu "高瀬舟図" 
Signature :  
Size :  Length : 9.73cm, width : 1.42cm, 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" 
Signature :  
Size :  Length : 9.74cm, width : 1.38cm, thickness : 0.47cm, Weight : 22.9g
Period :  Edo 

Price :  SOLD
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 ]
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 SOLD
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 : [ B050514]

Motif :  Cherry blossom and karakusa

Signature / artisan :  unknown.

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

Period :  Edo

Price : SOLD

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  

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 [ 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- (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 [ 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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