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Item number [ B120818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Pine leaves, honeycomb pattern Matsuba-ni-kikkô-zu "松葉に亀甲文" 
Mei ( signature ) :  omote : Kazunari tsukuru "一成造"

Size : length : 8,02cm, width : 7,79cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.55cm、
Weight :  147,4g

Period : the present age

Price : JPY 150,000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Iron   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "堅丸形" 
Technique : Yakite-shiage "焼手仕上", uchi-kaeshi-mimi "打ち返し耳"
Hitsu holes : n/a   
Feature : With specific feel, on expressive iron surface, pine leaves and honeycomb patterns are given and chiseled part by part. In order to reduce the thickness, both omote and ura sides of seppa-dai are lowered. The mimi finished in thick. Honeycomb patterns are given on mimi also.
Mr. NARUKI Kazunari was born in Shiwa 6(1931). He is a tsuba-smith who lives in Nakatsugawa city, Gifu prefecture. He was accredited to an intangible cultural asset of Nakatsugawa city, as "the technique holder of sword guard making". At planning exhibition, titled "the beauty of Tsuba : - the challenge of tsuba-smith NARUKI Kazunari - ", which was held by Gifu prefectural museum in Heisei 25(2013), following issues are displayed ; four seasons expressions inspired by Mino ancien potteries, self steel making effort using Japan domestic sand irons and iron ore, reproduction tsuba of Yagyû 36 poet saints tsuba "柳生三十六歌仙鐔", etc.
 
Conditions : Excellent 
Kiri box : attached (fine kiri box with sanada-himo string)
 
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Item number [ B110818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Moon and three stars tsuki ni sansei zu "月に三星" 
Mei ( signature ) :  omote : Myô-chin-ki Muneyoshi saku "明珍紀 宗吉作" ura : Bunkyû-san mizunoto-i san-gatsu (kaô) "文久三癸亥三月(花押)" 

Size : length : 8,42cm, width : 8,40cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.38cm、
Weight :  122,6g

Period : Edo, very end of. (Bunkyû "文久" 3)

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 : Tetsu-tuchime-ji "鉄槌目地", sukashi-bori "透彫", sen-kizami "線刻"
Hitsu holes : n/a
Feature :  



Well grained, smooth surface iron tsuba. Moon and stars are expressed by sakashi-bori.
Periphery expresses shining outline of sun. They reproduce each other correlation between yin and yang. It is possible to think the expression of Snakô faith. Simple and emboldened big tsuba. Printed in Tsuba shû-sei "鐔集成" (vol. 9 Shô-nai "荘内" P.215 #61)

Muneyoshi had his common surname MASUDA. He took Myô-chin "明珍" and Ki "紀" as smith name. He was a pupil of MYÔ-CHIN Muneyasu. He lived at Omochi-zutsu two, Shonai, Dewa province. He died on 19th June Meiji 6(1873). He is known as master craft man of tsuba creation.


Conditions : Excellent 
Kiri box : n/a
 
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Item number [ B090818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Wisteria Tô-ka-mon-zu "藤花文図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : length : 7,08cm, width : 6,48cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.39cm、
Weight :  98,4g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 80.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Shaku-dô   
Form : Tate-maru-fû kawari-gata "堅丸風変り形" 
Technique : Migaki-ji "磨地", sukashi-bori "透彫"
Hitsu holes : Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"
   
Feature : Utilizing gloss texture of Shaku-dô, elegant form of wisteria pattern chiseled with regular feature. Seppa-dai finish is suited for kata-hitsu-ana single hole, so that it is wisteria flower outline naturally serve kozu-ka hitsu-ana hole and its advanced design.
 
Conditions : Excellent 
Kiri box : n/a
 
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Item number [ B050818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Village in mountain San-son-zu "山村図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : length : 6.51cm, width : 6.03cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.40cm、
Weight :  75,8g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 6.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Iron, copper   
Form : Tate-maru-gata "堅丸形" 
Technique : Tetsu-tuchime-ji "鉄槌目地", sue-mon-zôgan inlay "据文象嵌"
Hitsu holes : Double ryô-hitsu-ana "両櫃孔"   
Feature : Handy size iron tsuba. Nice view and rich in natural environment, life of village in mountain area is expressed on black coloured grossy copper by sue-mon-zôgan inlay.
 
Conditions : Excellent 
Kiri box : n/a
 
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Item number [ B040818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Snow crystals Sekka-mon "雪華文透" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : length : 8.29cm, width : 8.25cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.36cm
Weight :  116,1g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 7.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper : n/a
Material : Iron   
Form : Maru-gata "丸形" 
Technique : Tetsu-tuchime-ji "鉄槌目地" ko-sukashi "小透"   
Hitsu holes : Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"   
Feature : By this tsuba, you can enjoy simple design ko-sukashi of four snow crystals "雪華文" and touch feeling of iron.
 
Conditions : It maintains good conditions by carefull maintenance even though some rusts observed. 
Kiri box : n/a

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Item number [ B030818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Waves and plovers Nami chidori "波千鳥図" 
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature

Size : length : 5,24cm, width : 4,22cm, thickness of edge mimi 0.40cm、
Weight :  45g

Period : Edo

Price : JPY 7.000-(shipping and insurance fees are not included)
Certificate paper : n/a

Material : Iron   
Form : Mokko-gata "木瓜形" 
Technique : Tetsu-migaki-ji "鉄磨地" inlay zô-gan "象嵌"    
Hitsu holes : Single kata-hitsu-ana "片櫃孔"   
Feature : Hamidashi tsuba which reminds us the sceneary of harbor town, making it motif, waves, plovers and fishing nets.
 
Conditions : Some lacks of inlay, scratches and small rusts observed.
Kiri box : n/a

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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) HOLD
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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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) HOLD
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 [ 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 : [ 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 : [ 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 55.000- (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 45.000- (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 [ B100818 ] NEW!!
Motif : Scarlet maple leaves Momiji-gari "紅葉狩"図
Mei ( signature ) : no signature(Mito "水戸")

Size : 
length : 1.84cm, width : 3.66cm, thickness: 0.96cm, weight : 6.2g
length : 1.88cm, width : 3.63cm, thickness: 0.95cm, weight : 6.1g

Period : Edo, very end of.
Price : JPY 65.000 (shipping and insurance fees are not included) 
Certificate paper : Hozon tôsôgu paper (NBTHK)
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅", su-aka "素銅"
Technique : Katachi-bori "容彫", kin iroe "金色絵"

Feature :  Cane and hag mask, casually released Nô-mask straps. A pair of menuki, which convey us a lingering sensation of Nô theatre scarlet maple leaves Momiji-gari "紅葉狩". Imaging an extermination of demon by TAIRA no Koreshige, wishing ones lovable sword have breaking evil, there might be smart samurai who chose the menuki with such motif.
The expression of hag are so impressive viewing from any angles, it even feels full of life.

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 [ 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【B010918】NEW!!
Motif : Samurai battle fields Musha kassen-zu "武者合戦図"
Mei ( signature ) : no signature  

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length 3,90cm, width : 2,35cm, height : 1,23cm, weight : 22,4g
Kashira "頭" : length 3,45cm, width : 2,08cm, height : 1,01cm, weight : 14,7g

Period :  Edo  
Price :  JPY 45.,000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper :  n/a 
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅" Shibu-ichi 四分一
Technique :  Taka-bori "高彫" Iroe "色絵" 
Feature : Kashira, samurai rides on the horse, expressed by shakudô nanako-ji.
Fuchi, wave patterns base expressed by shibu-ichi, then looking straight in the face, samurais battling in-between waves. Perhaps, fuchi and kashira were created by different metiers, but there was coordination combining those two by ones taste. It can be said that a pair of fuchi-gashira, connected by the key words, "dynamic samurais". Such selection by past devotee was one of appreciation point.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box : attached 
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Item number【B020918】NEW!!
Motif : Samurais below cherry blossoms Ô-ka musha-zu 桜下武者図
Mei ( signature ) : no signature  

Size :  
Fuchi "縁" : length 3,79cm, width : 2,40cm, height : 1,22cm, weight : 17,9g
Kashira "頭" : length 3,36cm, width : 1,97cm, height : 0,80cm, weight : 11,8g

Period :  Edo  
Price :  JPY 45.000- (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 : A samurai who sit just below cherry tree,
wearing full armors, hanging tachi with shiri-zaya and bow and arrows.
He silently turns his mind. Cherry blossoms in full bloom. A very fine horse with saddle tied to tree which can not wait his master standing up and neighing. In the silence, such scenery comes to real with very fine chiseling technique.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box : attached 
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Item number [ B080818 ]
Motif :  Shellfish gathering at Sumiyoshi Sumiyoshi shio-higari "住吉潮干狩図"
Mei ( signature ) :  no signature 

Size :   
Fuchi "縁" : length : 3.84cm, width : 2.35cm, height : 1.30cm, weight : 17.6g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.32cm, width : 1.84cm, height : 0.91cm, weight : 10.7g

Period :   Edo 
Price :  JPY 45,000- (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 : Fuchi , which expressed powerful Ô-torii, viewed diagonally, by kin-iroe and calm scenery of off shore. Kashira, which expressed the peoples who enjoy shellfish gatherings. Pine tress, which shown on both connect them in one scene. It shows bright mood of a place of scenic beauty.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached 
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Item number [ B070818 ]
Motif :  Horsetail tsukushi "土筆図"
Mei ( signature ) :  signed as Jyo-chiku "如竹(花押)"

Size :   
Fuchi "縁" : length : 3.88cm, width : 2.36cm, height : 1.24cm, Weight : 20.5g
Kashira "頭" : length : 3.32cm, width : 2.86cm, height : 0.83cm, Weight : 12.8g

Period : Edo   
Price :  JPY 30.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper : n/a 
Material : Shaku-dô "赤銅" Su-aka "素銅" 
Technique :  Taka-bori "高彫" kin-iroe "金色絵" 

Feature : On the background, which is not glared texture made of fine chiseling, pure and innocent lavable horsetail and freshly budded bracken appearance are expressed both emergingly and imposingly . Very carefully made fine works. It was regret that the signature might be given later.

Condition : Excellent
Kiri box :  attached 
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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 [ B060818 ] NEW!!
Motif :  Dragonflys and brach of cherry blossom "桜枝勝虫図"
Signature : no signature
Size :  length : 9.72cm, width : 1.47cm, thickness : 0.62cm, Weight : 32,3g
Period :  Edo

Price : SOLD
Certificate paper :  n/a  
Material :  Shaku-dô "赤銅地" 
Technique : Taka-bori "高彫" gold-silver iroe "金銀色絵" nana-ko-ji "魚々子地"

Feature : A branch of cherry blossom and flowers are expressed by taka-bori, which succeeded to show three dimentional picture. On addition to that, gold and silver iroe looks beautiful. Curved dragonfly, separated petal put aside. This moving composition is so characteristic. Kozuka which has cheerful atmosphere.  


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 [ 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
Kiri box attached   image

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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 [ B020818 ] NEW!!
Title:  A pair of tsukamae Daishô tsukamae "大小柄前"
Signature :  No signature :
Size :  
Large :  length : 24.6cm, width : 3.92cm, thickness: 2.88cm, weight : 86.8g
Small :  length : 15.9cm, width : 3.91cm, thickness: 2.83cm, weight : 73.0g

Period :  Edo period

Price : JPY 98.000- (shipping and insurance fee not included )  
Certificate paper :  Not attached.  

Metal fittings :  Flying goose menuki "飛雁図目貫"(shaku-dô-ji katachi-bori "赤銅地容彫"), reed and goose "芦雁図縁頭" (shaku-dô, taka-bori, gold iroe "赤銅高彫金色絵") 
Metier :  Taka-bori "高彫" gold and silver iroe "金銀色絵"
Feature :  Wraped with Japanese brocade, tied up by twine tsuka-ito making it moro-tsumami-maki "諸摘巻". A pair of old dai-shô tsukas. Fuchigashira "縁頭" have signature of Mogarashi nyû-dô-soten "藻柄子入道宗典製". Ivory mekugi inside.

Conditions :  Worn out and fade observed but no frayed thread, tied up firmly. It maitains excellent conditions.
Kiri box :   attached
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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【B030918】 NEW!!
Description Nisihiki-zutsumi Tachi-goshirae
Mei ( signature ) No signature

Size :
koshirae length : 97.0cm
tsunagi total length : 92cm
tsunagi blade length : 68cm
Tachi-tsuba "太刀鐔"(Ô-seppa "大切羽" : length 7,43cm, width 7,00cm)
Tachi holder Tachi-kake "太刀掛" height : 61cm, length 26.5cm, width 26.5cm

Period : koshirae ; end of Edo through recent days / tachkake ; modern

Price JPY 500.000- (the fees of shipping and insurance not included) 
Certificate paper n/a

No real blade inside. Instead, wooden sword, called "tsunagi" is stored.
Menuki "目貫" : Lion shi-shi "獅子", Fuchi-gashira, seme-gane and kojiri "縁頭"・"責金"・"鐺" : Suaka Nanako-ji "素銅魚々子地"

Feature :  

On Obi-tori kanagu metal fittings, suaka nanako-ji base, inome-sukashi and pawlownias are given as kawa-mon leather patterns. Mat, thick and specific painting was done around obi-tori portion, which may looks like black iron plate.
Sturdy finish nishiki-zutsumi-zaya. Fur of deer made shiri-zaya with beautiful dots attached.
Tachi with nishiki-zutsumi was also called gyo-butsu-zukuri since Muromachi Shogunate used it.
It was said that Ise family handed down Ko-garasu-maru's koshirae was nishiki-zutsumi as well. (cf. "日本刀大百科事典")

This nice feeling tachi-goshirae is ebony made holly-hook leave shape tachi holder attached in order to enjoy room decorating.

Condition : There is a little detached part of nishiki-zutsumi but it is not remarkable. Tsuka and obi-tori was restored in recent years.

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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 blade 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 :  Shibu-ichi

Technique :  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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