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DESIGN ^^H 







THE JAPANESE SWORD AND ITS FITTINGS 

From the collections of the members of the 

JAPANESE SWORD SOCIETY OF NEW YORK 

and 

The Cooper Union Museum 

The Cooper Union Museum, New York 

March 26 through May 28, 1966 



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This, the first publication of the Japanese Sword Society of New York, 
is of more than passing interest to The Cooper Union Museum, for the origin of 
the Society and its organization are related to the Museum in a way so intimate as 
to seem ideal . 

Now, the first exhibition of its kind is presented, in the eastern part 
of the United States since 1922. Represented in it are objects from the personal 
collection of members. The entire history of a refined art form is embraced in the 
col lection. 

The Museum wishes to express thanks to the Japanese Sword Society 
for this endeavor and, more particularly, to individual members of the Society, 
who have given unsparingly of talent and discrimination in order to make the ex- 
hibition and this publication a reality. 

CHRISTIAN ROHLFING 
ADMINISTRATOR 



MEMBERS OF THE JAPANESE SWORD SOCIETY OF 



Roy Cole 


NEW YORK 


Virginia Randolph 


Skip Holbrook 




Thomas Rosenberg 


Charles Greenfield 




Henry Rosin 


William Ho 




George Savastano 


Robert Hochman 




Ruth Schneidman 


Bernard Johnson 




Al Shough 


K. Konoshima 




Brian Todes 


Potricia Koslow 




Bumpei Usui 


Ben Moribe 




R. Vishinac 


H. Okamura 




Andrew Zacharya 


Dick Oldden 







HONORARY MEMBERS 

Randolph Bullock 

Curator of Arms and Armor 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Mrs. Hedy Bac klin-Landman 

Executive Assistant 

Curator of American Art 

The Art Museum, 

Princeton University 

John Pope 

Director, 

The Freer Gallery of Art 

Christian Rohlfing 

Administrator, 

The Cooper Union Museum 




ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

The Japanese Sword Society of New York wishes tc 
ledge its indebtedness to the Cooper Union Museum 
graciously offered us their exhibition area. 



acknow- 
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photographs by: — 



rd Johnsc 



INTRODUCTION 



Any serious study of Japanese culture inevitably 
comes to include the sword. Probably no other people 
in the world has devoted so much reverence to their 
weapons or lavished so much time and effort in their 
production, appraisal, and preservation. As a religious 
military, social, and moral symbol, the sword has been 
an object of veneration in Japan for more than a thou- 
sand years. 

Beginning in 800 A.D. with the first sword of re- 
corded date, there have been many thousands of master 
swordsmiths who dedicated their efforts to the blade 
alone. Five hundred years later, whole schools of art- 
isans concentrated on making decorative fittings. As a 
result, such sword "furniture" provides an impressive 
legacy of metallurgical accomplishment, which in its 
own right constitutes a rewarding field for aesthetic 
study. 

The sword should be considered as an art form, 
rather than as an item of history or an object of tech- 
nological ingenuity. It would be difficult to find a more 
precise example of form following function, with such 
elegant and eloquent, results, than the Japanese blade. 
Here sincerity combines with inspired skill to create 
a purposeful object of surpassing beauty. 

Visitors to this exhibition may come to see, or to 
sense, at least, a deeper meaning that goes far beyond 
the immediate appeal of shape and texture. Beneath the 
gleaming surface of these swords lies the seething beau- 
ty of molecular movement. The contrast between the 
serenity of form and the concentrated energy in the 
steel itself underscores the dialogue of philosophical 
approach and emotional response which is the unique 
aesthetic appeal of the Japanese sword. 



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KOGAI 



Tachi with stand. 
Nashi ji lacquer with 
family crests in gold. 






KUNITOMO 

Awataguchi school, Yamashiro Province; 1207. 

Length: 25% ". 



KUNISHIGE 

Senju-|n school, Mino Province; 1334. 

Length: 27J-2". 



Signed pieces are indicated by the artist's name in capital letters. 





TOMOYUKI (Yamato Province; 1350). 
Inscription; "Yamato (no) Kuni Toma Tomoyuki." 
Length: 24%". 



KUNIMUNE (Uda school, Etchu Province; 1449). 
Length: 21". 





TOMOSHIGE (Kaga Province; 1^ 
Inscription: "Fujiwara Tomoshige." 
Length: 17§g". 



HIROMITSU (Soshu Province; 1350). 
Inscription: "Sagami (no) Kuni Junin Hiromitsu. 
Length: I5V2". 





Muramasa (attributed). 
Ise Province; 1460. 
Length: 15>2". 



KOTETSU (Musas>ii Province; 1661). 
Inscription: "Nagasone Okusato Niudo Kotetsu." 
Length: 175i". 





TADAYOSHI-I (Hizen Province; 1615). 
Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Tadayoshi 
Length: 27^". 



NAGAMICHI (Mutsu Province; 1676). 
Inscription: "Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagomichi 
Length: 25^2". 



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KUNISUKE (Settsu Province; 1659). 
Inscription: "Kawachi (no) Kami Kunisuke." 
Length: 27>2". 



MASAHIRO (Hizen Province; 1660). 
Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Kawachi (no) 
Kami Fujiwara Maschiro." 
Length: 19^ ". 



11 




SUKENAO (Omi Province; 1689). 

Inscription: "Omi (no) Kami Takagi Ju Sukenao. 

Length: 20>2". 



HANKEI (Musashi Province; 1625). 
Length: 18%". 





YASUSADA II ' I Province, 1652). 
Inscription: "Yamato (no) Kami Yosusado." 



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NOBUYOSHI (Settsu Province; 1690). 
Inscription: "Tokai Echizen (no) Kami Minamoto 
Roi Nobuyoshi." 
Length: 23M". 



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{14A)N0BUTAKA(0wari Province; 1661). 

Inscription: "Hol<i (no) Kami Fujiwara Nobutaka." 
Length Wi . 



(14D)MUNEHIR0(Musashi Province; 1848). 

Inscription: "Tairyusai Munehiro Kore (o) tsukuru. 
Lengtti: m\ 



{14B) TADAHIRO-I I (Hizen Province; 1688). (HE) GASSAN (Dewa Province; 1394). 
Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro." Length- 26^" 

Length 28". 

(14C) MASASHIGE (Harima Province; 1789). (14F) NAGAMITSU (Bizen Province; 1287). Attribution. 
Inscription: Oshu Shirakawa-Shin-Tegarayama Masashige." Length- 28''?" 

Length: 27)/2". ' ^ ' 




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Tanto 



KUNIMITSU (Soshu Province; 1325). 
Length: lOM". 




Tanto Inscription: "Kobayashi Seishinsai Morichika. 

MORICHIKA (Shinano Province; 1870). Length: IZ'i". 




Tanto 

Sadakuni (attributed). 



Echizen Province; 1624. 
Length: 12'^" 




Tanto 



UMETADAMYOJU (Yamashiro Province; 1600). 
Length: 12". 



15 




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Iron (Xlllth centur 





Katchushi (1400). 
Iron. 



Katchushi (1400). 




Kanayama school (1550). 
Iron. 





Katchushi (1500). 
Iron. 



Katchushi (1500). 
Iron. 



17 




Early Namban school (1550). 
Iron. 




Haruta school (With - XVIIth century). 
Iron. 




Owari school (1550). 
Iron. 





Ko-Shoami school (1600). 
Iron. 



Akasaka school (1650). 
iron. 



19 




YAMAKICHI BEI -1(1600). 
Iron. 




YAMAKICHI BEI - II (1650). 
Iron. 



YAMAKICHI BEI 
Iron. 



11 (1650), or later. 



20 




Kaga school (1600). 
Iron, with brass inlay. 






Yoshiro school (Edo period). 
Iron, with brass inlay. 



21 




SAOTOME lYECHIKA (Soshu Myochin; 1640). 



Inscription (poem): "If I should die on this 
biSttlefield today, then perhaps in the Spring 
flowers wi II bloom." 




KANEIYE (Yamashiro Province; late XVIIth 
century). 
Iron. 



Nobuiye school (1500) 
Iron. 




Yamabushi type (1750). 
Iron. 




NOBUIYE (Akasaka school; 1760). 
Iron. 



23 





MITSUNOBU (Bushu (Musashi) Province) 
Daisho; iron. 



24 



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Tempo type. 
Iron. 





Bushu type. 
Iron. 




Ko-Shoami school (1675). 
Iron. 



25 




MASAYUKI. 
Iron. 




Akasaka— Higo school. 
Iron. 




26 



Satsuma school. 
Iron. 




Owari -sukashi type. 
Iron. 





Kinai school. 
Iron. 



MATASHICHI (Higo school; 1613-1699). 
Iron. 



27 




Tachi Kanagushi (1550). 
Brass. 




Ko-Goto type (1500). 
Shakudo. 



28 




CHIZUKA HISANORI (Omori school; 1725-1795). 
Dai _ she; copper 

Legend: "Pray do not tie your spirited horse to my 
cherry tree -for the blossoms will fall". 




29 




YASUCHIKA - I (circa: 1700). 
Iron. 





YASUCHIKA - I (circa: 1700). 
Iron. 




YASUCHIKA - I (circa: 1700). 
Iron. 







TOKWAO HIDEAKI (Ishiguro school; mid- 

XlXth century). 

Shibuichi. 



31 




HARUAKI HOGEN (1787-1860). 
Sentoku. 




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GOTO SEIJO (1747-1814). 
Shibuichi. 





MIBOKU (Hamano Shozui 
Iron. 



TANI TOYOSHIGE (Izumo Province; 

1775-1800). 

Shakudo, with gold inlay. 




Omori school(XIXth century). 
Shibuichi. 



33 




UMETADA (mid-X\llIth century). 
Copper. 



ISHIGURO KOREYOSHI (Ishiguro school; mid- 

XlXth century). 

Shokudo. 




KANYEISHI NOMURA KANENORI ("Goshu 

Hikone Ju"; 1716-1736). 

Shakudo. 




GOTO MITSUNAGA (11th generation; 

1662-1771). 

Shakudo. 

Inscription: "This is carved at request 

of Mr. Yoshizaki." 



HAMANO NORIYUKI - II (Hamano school; 1771-1852). 
Shibuichi. 



35 




ICHIRYU TOMOYOSHI 
(Hitotsuyanagi school; early 1800's 
Iron. 




KANSUI (XlXth century). 



36 




Obake (ghost) type (XlXth century) 
Iron. 



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KATSUMORI (Nomura school; died 1872). 
Iron. 



Revival of early tsuba style (XlXth century). 
Iron. 



37 




OTSUKl MITSUOKI (1766-1834). 
Sentoku. 



V 




MOTONOBU (XlXth century) 
Sentoku. 



38 



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39 B 



39C 



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(39A) INAGAWA NAOKATSU (Third master, Inagawa 
school; 1719-1761). 
Shokudo. 

(39BC) Goto school. 
Shakudo. 



39 



40A 



40B 



40C 



40D 






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(40A)YOKOYA SOMIN-I (1670-1733). 
Shakudo. 



(40C) ISSANDO JOI (Nara school; 1701-1766). 
Copper. 



)B)HAMANO NAOYUKI 
Shibuichi. 

Inscription: "Painting of Yatsuro Dogi 
(a famous courtesan). 



(40D) HAMANO NAOYUKI (born: 1754). 
Shibuichi. 

Inscription (poem): "Ritaipo (Rihaku), 
noted Chinese poet, composes poems in 
state of stupor and after, sleeps in bar." 



41A 




41B 




41C 




41D 




(41A) Goto school. 
Shakudo. 

(41B) JOKA (XVIIIth century). 
Lacquer on metal. 

(41C) GOTO MITSUMASA (born: 1836, still living in 
1904; seventh master, Hanzayemon branch of 
Goto school). 
Shibuichi. 

(41D) YOSHIOKA INABA NO SUKE (Fourth master, 
Yoshioka school, 1753). 
Shakudo. 



41 



42A 



42 B 



42C 



42D 





(42A) HAMANO NORIYUKI-II (1771-1852). 
Shibuichi. 

(42B) ICHINOMIYA NAGATSUNE (Founder of Ichinomiya school 
1722-1786). 

(42C) ICHIRIU TAKE MASAHARI (about 1780). 
Copper. 

(42D) HAMANO MASAYUKI (Founder of Hamano school; 
1696-1769). 
Iron. 



42 



43A 



43B 



43C 





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(43A) SEKI TOSHINORI (mid-XIXth century). 
Sh i bu i ch i . 

(43B) TEMMIN (mid-XIXth century). 
Shibuichi. 

(43C) IKKO YOSHIYUKI (about 1860). 

(43D) OMORI TERUHIDE (third master, Omori school; 1730-1798). 
Shibuichi. 



43 



44A 




44B 



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44C 




44D 




(44A) MITSUHARU. 
Copper. 

(44B) HOSONO SOZAEMON.MASAMORI (about 1700). 
Shibuichi. 

(44C) HIRATA HARUNARI (first third, XlXth century) 
Shibuichi. 

(44D) OMORI TERUHIDE ("Third master, Omori 
school; 1730-1798). 
Shibuichi. 



44 



45A 




45B 




45C 




45D 




(45A) GOTO MITSUYOSHI (Shinjo) (15th generation; 
1783-1834). 
Shakudo. 

(45B) TAIZAN OYAMA MOTOZANE (Founder of Sekijoken 
school, 1731-1830). 

Inscription: "From a design or drawing of 
Goto Kenjo. 

(45C) YEIHO (Yokoya school; died 1773). 
Shakudo. 

(45D1 GOTO MITSUYOSHI (Shinjo) (15th generation; 
1783-1834). 
Shakudo. 



45 




SHOZUI ("at age of 72"; 1696-1769). 
Hamono school. Shibuichi. 




GOTO TOKUJO (5th generation; 1550-1631) 
Shakudo. 





ARAKI TOMEI (1817-1870). 
Gold. 



46 







IWAMOTO KONKWAN 
(Iwamoto school; 1744-1801). 
Shibuichi. 



YOKOYA SOYO-I (1691) 
Shibuichi. 



No part of this catalogue may be reproduced without the written 
permission of The Japanese Sword Society of New York. 



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GLOSSARY 



DAI - SHO - A katana and wakizashi in matched fittings; sets of fittings alone, 

such as: a set of tsuba for daito and wakizashi. 
HAMON - Pattern of yakiba (tempered edge). 
HORI - Carving. Found both on blades and their fittings. 

IROYE - "Colored picture." A type of inlay in which a variety of alloys are used. 
KAKIHAN - Written seal. Artist's mark. 

KATA - KIRI - BORl - Chiseling in lines of varying thickness and depth, re- 
sembling brush strokes. 
KATANA - Sword. Sometimes refers only to long swords (daito) as distinct from 

short swords (wakizashi). 
KATCHUSHI - Armor-maker. Katchushi tsuba; tsuba produced by armor-makers. 
KE - BORl - Chiseling in lines of even thickness and depth. 
KINKO - Gold workers. Artisans who produced decorative sword fittings during 

the Edo period (1590-1868). 
KIN -MEI - An appraiser's attribution in gold inlay on the nakago (tang). 
KOGAI - Skewer. Usually accompanied by a kozuka (utility knife) and inserted 

in separate pocket in the soya (scabbard). 
KOTO - Blades made prior to 1600. 
KOZUKA - Utility knife. Inserted in a separate pocket in the soya (scabbard). 

Consists of a hitsu (handle) and a ho (blade). 
MARU - BORl - Figures chiseled in the round. 
MENUKI - Metal ornaments on either side of the tsuka. 
NAGAMAKl; NAGINATA - Halberd - like polearms. 

NAMBAN - Southern barbarians. Also refers to items of foreign (European) influence. 
NANAKO — Jl - "Fish roe" ground. Produced by hammering with a hollow punch. 
SENTOKU - Brass-like alloy containing tin and lead. 
SHAKUDO - Copper with from 0.5% to 5% gold added. Colors range from brownish — 

bronze to blui sh - black after pickling. 
SHIBUICHI - Copper with 13% to 25% silver added. Results in different shades 

of silverish —gray after pickling. 
SHIN -SHINTO - Swords made during the period 1800 to 1868. 
SHINTO - Blades made during the period 1600 to 1800. 
SHOWA-TO - Blades made during the Showa era (1926 to present). 
SUKASHl — Perforation in positive or negative silhouette. 
TACHI — An ancient type of sword mounting in which the sword was worn suspended 

from the obi (sash) on the left side with the cutting-edge down. 
TANTO - Dagger, the cutting— edge of which is less than twelve inches in length. 
TSUBA - Sword guard. 

USU -NIKU - BORl - Chiseling in low relief. 
WAKIZASHI - Short sword, the cutting-edge of which is between twelve and 

twenty-four inches in length. 
ZOGAN - Inlay. 



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CATALOGUE 



THE JAPkNESE SWORD AND ITS FITTINGS 

From the collections of the members 

of the 

Japanese Sword Society of N.Y. 



The Cooper Union Museum 
March 26 though May 28, 1966 



LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS 



The Cooper Union Museum. Fittings: l66 

Dr. Robert Hochman. Swords: 14, 15, 24-26, 29, 35, 39, 40. 
Fittings: 24, 27, 65, 364. 

Skip Holbrook. Fittings: 2, 4, 13, 14, 18-20,22, 25, 26, 29, 

37-40, 47-52, 54-63, 67, 72-74, 76, 
78, 80-93, 125, 242, 320. 

Bill Ho. Swords: 23, 27, 31. 

Bernard Johnson. Swords: 41. 

Fittings: 3, 12, 23, 32, 41, 43, 77, 326. 

Patricia Koslow. Fittings:ll, 35, 45, 46, 71, 94-103, 105- 

115, 117-121, 123, 124, 126-161, 
163-165, 167-176, 178-180, 182- 
224, 227, 228, 230-241, 245-251, 
253-263, 265-270, 272, 296, 299- 
319, 321, 323, 324, 327-363, 365- 
389. 

Mrs. Okamura, Fittings: 127 

Dick Oldden. Swords: 17, 23, 30. 
Fittings: 322, 

John Pope. Fittings: 31, 44, 229, 271, 325. 

Virginia Randolph. Fittings: 36. 

Thomas Rosenberg. Fittings: 15, 53, 104, II6, 122, 162, 177, 

226, 252, 264, 297, 298. 

George Savastano. Fittings: 181 

Bumpei Usui. Swords: 1-13, 16, 18-22, 32-34, 36-38, 42-52. 
Fittings:l, 5-10, I6, 17, 21, 22, 28, 30, 33, 
34, 42, 49, 64, 66, 68, 70, 75, 225, 
243, 244, 247. 

Andrew Zacharya. Fittings: 390. 



SWORDS 

1 . Tachi and Stand 

Nashiji gold lacquer 
Family Crest 

2 Tachi 

KUNITOMO (Awataguchi school, Yamashiro Province ;1207) . 
Length: 2^ 3/^". 

Remark: One of 12 court swordsmiths of Emperor Gotoba. 
Illustrated 6 AB, 

3 Tachi 

YUKIHIRA (Bungo Province: 1207). 

Inscription: "Kishindayu Yukihira." 

Length: 2^" 

Remark: One of 12 court swordsmiths of Emperor Gotoba* 

4 NAGAMITSU (Bizen Province : 12^7) .Attribution. 
Length: 2S l/2". 

Remark: Attribution and gold inlay by one of Honnami. 
Illustrated 14 F. Nakago only. 

5 Tachi 

KUNISHIGE (Senju-In school, Mino Province: 1334). 
Length: 27 1/2". 
Illustrated 6 CD 

6 Tachi 

GASSAN (Dewa Province; 1394). 
Length: 26 7/8". 
Remark: Shape - Kammuri Otoshi 
Jitetsu - Ayasugi Hada 
Illustrated 14 E. Nakago only, 

7 Tachi 

HIROtlASA (attributed) 

Soshu Province; 1356 

Length: 27 1/4" 

Remark: This smith said to be a grandson of Masamune, 

8 Tachi 

MURAiJiASA I (attributed) 
Ise Province; 1362, 
Length: 27 l/2". 



Tachi 

NORISHIGE (attributed) 
Etchu Province; 132(3 
Length: 26". 

Remark: Shape - Shcb\i Zvk:i<B-i. Said to be student cf Masamune 
or his cont.cmpcra^'y , 

Tachi 

KUNISUKE (attributed) 
Higo Province; 1375 
Length: 27 3/S". 

Tachi 

TOMOYUKI (Yamato Province; 135C). 

Inscription: "Yamato (no) Kuni Tcma Tcmoyuki." 

Length: 21+ 3/8". 

Illustrated 7 AB 

Tachi 

KANEUJI (attributed) 

Shizu Saburo 

Mino Province; 13 62. 

Length: 27". 

Remark: Said to be a student of Masamune. 

Tachi 

SADATSUGU (attributed) 

Aoye school; Bitchu Province; 1375* 

Length: 27 3/8". 

Katana 

Unsigned 

Bizen Province; 1575 

Length: 25 3/4". 

Tachi 

TADAHIRO II (Hizen Province; 1688). 

Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Ju Omi Dai jo Fujiwara Tadahix-o.' 

Length: 28", 

Illustrated 14 B. Nakago only, 

Tach i 

TADAYOSHI I (Hizen Province; I6l5). 

Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Tadayoshi." 

Length: 27 7/8". 

Illustrated 10 AB 



17 Katana 

NaGaMICHI (xMutsu Province; I676). 
Inscription: "Mutsu Dai jo Miyoshi Nagamichi." 
Length: 25 1/2". 
Illustrated IC CD 

IS Katana 

TADATSUNA (Harima Province; I624) . 

Inscription: "Yamashiro {no) Kuni Awataguchi Tadatsuna." 

Length: 29 3/4". 

19 Katana 

YASUSADA (Musashi Province; 1652). 

Inscription: "Yamato (no) Kami Yasusada," 

Remark: One of the sharpest blades tested. It cut through 

five bodies in a single stroke. 
Illustrated I3 A,B,C. 

20 Katana 

MASASHIGE (Harima Province; 17^9) . 

Inscription: "Oshu Shirakawa-Shin'^'Tegarayama Masashige," 

Length: 27 1/2", 

Illustrated I4 C 

21 Katana 

KUNISUKE (Settsu Province; 1659). 
InscriDtion: "Kawachi (no) Kami Kunisuke." 
Length': 27 1/2". 
Illustrated 11 AB 

22 Kogarasu Zukuri 

This is a copy of Kogarasu Maru. The original Kogarasu Maru 
is said to be made by Amakuni at Yamato Province, Taiho Era- 
700 AD and owned by Heike family for generations. Probably 
one of the oldest swords existing today in perfect condition, 

23 Katana 

MUNEHIRO (Musashi Province; 1^43). 

Inscription: "Tairyusai Munehiro Kore (o) tsukuru," 

Length: 28 3/4". 

Illustrated I4 D. Nakag:; only. 

24 Wakizashi 

KUNIMSU (Tosa Province; I67O). 
Inscription: "Doshu-Ju Kunimasu-Saku." 
Length: 22 7/8". 



25 Wakizashi 
TOSHIHIDE (1507). 

Inscription: "Nagao Udayu Minamoto-Toshihide," 

"Bunka Sannen Rokugatsu Niju Gonchi." 
25th day, June. 3rd year Bunka Era, 
Length: 19". 

26 V/akizashi 

TOMOSHIGE (Kaga Province; 'l^^O). 
Inscription: "Fujiwara Tomoshige." 
Length: 1? 5/S" . 
Illustrated S AB 

27 Wakizashi 
MUfiAMSA (attributed) 
Ise Province; I46O. 
Length: I5 1/2". 
Illustrated 9 AB 

28 Wakizashi 

MSAHIRO (Hizen Province; I66O). 

Inscription: "Hizen (no) Kuni Kawachi (no) Kami Fujiwara 

Masahiro," 
Length: 19 7/S". 
Illustrated 11 CD 

29 Wakizashi 

KANEMOTO (Mino Province; 1570). 

Length: I5 1/4". 

Remark: Naginata Naoshi converted from pole arm to a V/akizashi. 

30 Wakizashi 

Unsigned (about 1450). 
Length: 17 1/2". 
Remark: Naginata Naoshi, 

31 Wakizashi 

NOBUYOSHI (Settsu Province; I69O) 

Inscription: "Takai Echizen (no) Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi." 

Length: 23 3/4". 

Illustrated 13 DE 

32 Wakizashi 

KOTETSU (Musashi Province; I66I). 
Inscription: "Nagasone Okusato Niudo Kotetsu." 
Length: 17 3/4". 
Illustrated 9 CD 

33 Wakizashi 

HANKEI (Musashi Province; I625). 
Length: iS 3/4". 
Illustrated 12 CD 



34 Wakizashi 

SUXfiNAO (Omi Province; 16^9). 

Inscription: "Omi (no) Kami Takagi Ju Sukenao." 

Length: 20 l/2" . 

Illustrated 12 AB 

35 Wakizashi 

TOSHINaGA (Mino Province; 1751). 

Inscription:" Ten-Chi Cho-Kyu Toshinaga," 

Length:13" 

Remark: Shape - Katakiri Ba. 

36 Wakizashi 

NOBUTAKA ( Owari Province; I66I). 

Inscription: "Hoki (no) Kami Fujiwara Nobutaka." 

Length: 21 1/2". 

Illustrated I4 A. Nakago only. 

37 Wakizashi 

HIROMITSU(Soshu Province: 1350). 

Inscription: "Sagami (no) Kuni Junin Hiromitsu," 

Length: 15 1/2". 

Illustrated S CD 

38 Wakizashi 

KUNIMUNE (Uda school, Etchu Province; 1449), 
Length: 21". 
Illustrated 7 CD 

39 Tanto 

DAIDO (Mino Province; 1573). 
Length: 11 3/4". 

40 Tanto 

MORIKUNI (Kaga Province; I5OO). 

Length: 10 1/2", 

Remark: Yorol-Doshi (Armor Piercer), 

41 Tanto 

TADAHIRO (Hizen Province; I688). 

Inscription: "Hizen-No-Kuni Omi Daijo Tadahiro," 

Length: 8 3/4". 

Remark: Shape - Omote: Katakira Ba. lira: Shinogi Zukuri. 

42 Tanto 

KUNIMITSU (Soshu Province; 1325). 

Length: 10 3/4". 

Remark: Mounted as a fan. Blade has dragon carving. 

Illustrated 15 A. 



43 Tanto 

KANEmICHI (Mino Province; 1573). 

Length: 11 3/4". 

Remark: Bamboo and sparrow carved on both sides, 

44 Tanto 

KUNIHISA(Uda School, Etchu Province; 1395). 
Length: 10". 

45 Tanto 

MORICHIKA (ShinAno Province; 1^70). 
Inscription: "Kcbayashi Seishinsai Morichika," 
Length: 12 1/2". 
Illustrated 15 B. 

46 Tanto 

MSAHIDE (Suishinshi school, Musashi Province; iSlS) . 

Length: 12 1/2". 

Remark: Shape - Osoraku Zukuri. 

47 Tanto 

HISAYOSHI (Sagami Province; 1361). 

Inscription: "Sagami No Kuni Junin Minamoto Hisayoshi." 

Length: 8 1/2". 

Remark: Shape - Moroha Zukuri. 

4S Tanto 

SADAKUNI (attributed). 
Echizen Province; 1624* 
Length: 12 l/S" . 
Illustrated 15 C. 

49 Tanto 

UmETADA MYOJU (Yamashiro Province; 1600). 
Length; 12", 
Remark; Katakiri Ba 
Illustrated 15 D, 

50 Tanto 

SUKEMUNE (Suruga Province; 1495). 

Length: 12 1/8". 

Remark: Dragon carved on blade. 

51 Tanto 

i^iASASHIGE (Ise Province; 1430). 

Length: 11 1/8". 

Remark: Fudo carved at later date. 

52 Tanto 

KANENORI (Mino Province; 1370). 
Length: 11 3/8". 



TSUBA 



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1400) 


3 


Katchushi 


1400) 


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Katchushi 


1400) 


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Katchushi 


1500) 


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Katchushi 


1500) 


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1500) 


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Katchushi 


1600) 


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1600) 





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1550) 


1 


Katchushi 


1650) 



1 Iron (Illlth century). Illustrated l6A 

Iron, Illustrated 16B 

Iron. Illustrated 16C 
Iron^Tans. 

Iron. Illustrated 17B 

Iron. Illustrated 17C 

Iron, round; 3 tomoe sukashi. 

Iron, mokkc; sukashi. 

Iron, round; m??n sukashi. 

Iron, round; hishizukashi. 

Iron, studded breast plate, 
Kanayama school (1550). Iron. Illustrated 17A 
Kyoto Onin (I5OO). Iron; cast design. 
Early Namban school (1550). Iron. Illustrated iSk 
Haruta school (XVIth - XVIIth century). Iron. Illustrated ISB 
Owari school (I55O). Iron. Illustrated 19A 
Kyoto Heianjo (I5OO) . Brass and iron inlay, 
Heianjo (I6OO). Iron; Chinese diaper pattern. 
Heianjo. Iron; openwork, bird and moon. 
Ko-Shoami (I5OO). Brass, iron. 

Ko-Shoami school (1600). Iron. Illustrated 19B 
Ko-Shoami school (I6OO). Iron; wave sukashi. 
Ko-Shoami school (1675). Iron. Illustrated 25C 
Shoami (I7OO) . Iron, round; 2 geta sukashi, 
Kamakura (Third period; 1625). Iron, bell. 
Tosho (1500). Iron, 2 gold mons, shakudb rim, 
Tosho(1700). Origin unknown; iron, round, 

NOBUKUNE YOSHIMSA (Tosho; ISOO). Iron, mokko; 3 crows , relief. 
Country smith (1625). Iron; butterfly design, 
YAFiAKICHI BEI - I (I6OO). Iron. Illustrated 20A 
YAtAKICHI BEI - II (I65O). Iron. Illustrated 20B 
YAMAKICHI BEI - II (I65O), or later. Iron. Illustrated 200 
Akasaka school (I65O). Iron, Illustrated 19C 
Kaga school (I6OO) . Iron, with brass inlay. Illustrated 21A 
Yoshiro school (Edo period). Iron, with brass inlay. 

Illustrated 21B 
SAOTOME lYECHIKA (Soshu Myochin; I64O). Iron, 

Inscription (poem) : "If I should die on this battlefield today, 

then perhaps in the Spring flowers will 
bloom." Illustrated 22A 
Myochin school (I6OO) . Iron; Hachiman, God of War, 
Myochin school. Iron, 

MyNEN0BU(20th master, 1616-1623; Myochin school). Iron. 
Tachi Kanagushi (1550). Brass. Illustrated 28A 
Nobuiye school (I5OO). Iron. Illustrated 23B 
NOBUIYE (Suruga; I8OO). Iron, mokko kuzure - cob web. 

Frog in relief in gold zogan, 
NOBUIYE (Akasaka school; I76O), Iron, Illustrated 23C 
KANEIYE (Yamashiro Province; late XVIIth century). Iron. 

Illustrated 22B 
YAMASHIRO (no) Kuni Fushimi Kaneiy'=( attributed to Tetsujin; 
First third of 17th century). Iron. 



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40 
41 
42 

43 
44 

45 



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Kaneiye school (end of 17th century). Iron; monkey with arm 

around crescent moon, 
Bushu type. Iron. Illustrated 25B 
Bushu type (I65O). Iron; Taira mon. 
Bushu type (1750). Iron; mon, 
Bushu type (1750). Iron; ginko leaves. 
Bushu type. Iron; shitogi design. 
MITSUNOBU (Bushu (Musashi) Province, 1750). Daisho;iron. 

Illustrated 24AB 
MTASHICHI (Higo school; I6l3-l699) .Iron. Illustrated 27C 
Akasaka-Higo school. Iron. Illustrated 26B. 

NOBUHISA (Nakai school of Choshu; I65O-I7OO). Iron; 7 sages. 
Higo-Nishigaki Kanshiro (l650),Iron. 
Daiguro (I7OO). Iron. 
Higo (1700). Iron, shakudo rim. 
Jingo Higo (1750), Iron, 
Kamiyoshi Higo (ISOO). Iron. 
Higo (1750). Iron; mon design, 
Jakushi (1750), Iron, 
KUNISHIGE (1750), Iron. 

Owari- (1450) . Iron, round; I-lusashino sukashi 
Owari (I6OO) . Iron, chrysanthemum shape; sukashi, 
Owari-sukashi type. Iron. Illustrated 27A 
Owari (I7OO) . Iron; wisteria, mist and butterflies, 
UMETADA HIKOUYEMON (I6SO). Iron, round; basketweave with 

maple leaves, relief, 
UMETADA SHIGEYOSHI (1630). Iron, round, sukashi ;abalone 

shells and rope. 
UkETADA (Mid-l8th century). Copper. Illustrated 34B 
Umetada style (I7OO). Iron; geometric spirials and sukashi, 
Yamabushi type (1750), Iron. Illustrated 23A 
Yoshiro (I7OO) . Brass on iron. 
Tempo style (1750). Iron. 
Tempo style. Iron. Illustrated 25A 
Kinai school. Iron. 

Kinai school. Iron. Illustrated 27B 
YAMAYOSHI BE I. Iron. 

mSAYUKI. Iron; shitogi( (rice cake) design. Illustrated 26A 
Satsuma school. Iron. Illustrated 26C 
NOJU SADAi-iASA- j^Tianphu Province; I65O) . Iron; Shinto New Year 

symbol, 
Hirado of Hizen. Iron; monkeys, 
Hirado of Hizen, Iron; birds, 
Ito-sukashi, Iron; fish net design. 



Namban (1700) . Iron 
Namban (1700) . Iron 
Namban (1700) . Iron 



foreign hat design, 
butterflies and vines, 
two Chinese men, 

Mukade or centipede inlay. Brass and iron, 

Gomoku zogan. Brass on iron; fallen pine neddle design, 

Guri-bori, Copper and shakudo, 

Shoami (Jingo style). Smooth dragons of brass on iron. 

Ko-Nara (I7OO). Copper and shakudo snail on iron. 

Ko-Goto (I5OO). Shakudo. Illustrated 28B 



SV/ORD FITTINGS: T - Tsuba; K - Kozuka; FK - Fuchi-Kashira 
M - Menuki 
(Signed) 

GOTO SCHOOLS 

94 (K) ARATAME JOSHIN MITSUYOSHI (Third generation mainline 

Goto certified by the 15th generation; 1512-1562). 
Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; inksticks, 

95 (K) GOTO TOKUJO (Fifth generation mainline Goto certified 

by Goto Mitsuyoshi, 15th generation; 1550-l6'^l). 
Shakudo. Illustrated 46B 

96 (K) GOTO KEN JO 69 Years (Seventh mainline Goto; I5S6-I663). 

Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; horse pawing the ground. 

97 (K) GOTO SOKUJO( Eighth mainline Goto certified by the 15th 

generation; I6OO-I63I). Two half drawn bamboo curtains, 
aoi leaves. 

93 (K) TEIJO SAKU MITSUTOMO (Ninth mainline Goto certified by 
the 10th generation; l6C3-l673). Shakudo, iroye, zogan; 
Benkei and Yoshitsune at Gcjc bridge. 

99 (FK) GOTO TEIJO(Ninth mainline Goto; I603 -1673 ) .Shakudo, 
nanako ground, zogan; Mt. Fuji and rising sun. 

100 (K) REN JO SAKU MITSUTAKA (Tenth mainline Goto certified by the 

13th generation; I627-I709) .Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; 
ox and halter. 

101 (K) GOTO RENJO(Tenth mainline Goto; 1627-1709). Shakudo, nanako 

ground, zogan; plants in water, 

102 (T) GOTO MITSUNAGA (Eleventh mainline Goto; 1662-1771). 

Inscription: "This is carved at request of Mr. Yoshizaki." 
Shakudo. Illustrated 35B 

103 (T) GOTO MITSUNAGA (Eleventh mainline Goto; 1662-1721). 

Silver, katakiri, braided rim; sage with incense bowl. 

104 (K) GOTO MITSUYOSHI(Shinjo) (Fifteenth mainline Goto; 

I783-I834). Shakudo. Illustrated 45A 

105 (K) GOTO MITSUYOSHI (Shinjo) (Fifteenth mainline Goto; 

1783-1834). Shakudo. Illustrated 450 

106 (T) GOTO MITSUYOSHI(Shinjo) (Fifteenth rcaitiliue Got,o;i7B3-lrt34) . 

Tanto; copper, nanako ground, zogan; buttei-fly on each sidf^. 

107 (Y) GOTO SEIJO (I747-I8I4). Shibuichi. Illustrated 32B 



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103 (K) GOTO MITSUMASA (born: I836, still living in 1904; seventh 
master, Hanzayemon branch of Goto school). Shibuichi, 
Illustrated 4IC 

109 (K) KWAKUJO(Goto Mitsuyasu) (Fourth master Rihei line; 

died first third of 19th century), Shibuichi, kebori; 
Okarae (Goddess of fun and folly) creeping into house. 

110 (K) GOTO DENJO (Fourth master of Kihei sidebranch; died 1712), 

Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; Procession of 10 men and 
a horse, 

111 (K) GOTO MITSUNARI( Sixth master Kihei branch; died 1759). 

Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; Seven Gods of Good Luck 
in sailboat. 

112 (K) GOTO JITSUJO (Fifth master Kambei branch; 1694-1742). 

Shibuichi, zogan; swooping heron in stream. 

113 (K) FUMITADA;GOTO TOJO (Member of Goto Tojo school ( 1790-1863 ) 

who v«ras seventh master of Kambei branch of Goto), 
Shibuichi, zogan; deer looking at moon. 

114 (K) ICHIJO(Sixth master of Hachirobei sidebranch of Goto; 

I79I-I876). Shibuichi, zogan; Badger in moonlight and 
poem 

115 (K) ARAKI TOMEI (Goto Ichijo school; I8I7-I87O) .Shibuichi, 
(FK) gold, high relief; millet heads, baskets and reaping hooks, 

116 (M) ARAKI TOIvlEI (1^17-1870). Gold. Illustrated 46CD 

117 (M) GOTO i-IITSUAKI. Gold, repousse; peonies, bee, leaves. 

118 (K) IKKIxN I(Pupil of Goto Ichijo; 1812-1863 ) .Sentoku, copper, 

katakiri; crab and branches. 

119 (K) Ikkin II (Pupil of Goto Ichijo and his father;about 1875). 

Silver, katakiri; branches and blossoms in the rain. 

120 (K) HAKUMON NOBUTOMO (Pupil of Goto Ichijo). Poem on both 

sides. Shibuichi, shakudo, katakiri; bamboo. 

121 (K) SHOFUSHh NARITOSHI (Worked in style of Funada Ikkin in 

the 19th century). Shibuichi, kebori, zogan; thistles, 
flowers, 2 fireflies. 

122 (FK) YAi#.ZAKI ICHIGA (Goto school; late l8th century). 

Shakudo; kashira of coiled dragon, fuchi of court scene. 

123 (K) SAMIN ISHIYAMA MOTOTADA (Goto school student; l66'->-1734) , 

Copper, katakiri, zogan;Mt. Fuji, dragon. He was i.oblr-K,nii 
and amateur who r>.arv<='i foi- tV^e pleasure of the court 
nobles. 



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HAIvIANO SCHOOL 

HAIVIANO mSAYUKI (Founder of Kamano school; I696-I769). 
Iron. Illustrated 42D 

KIBOKU (Hamano Shozui). Iron, Illustrated 33A 

SHOZUlC'at the age of 72"; I696-I769). Shibuichl. 
Illustrated 46A 

HAMNO SHOZUI {I696-I769). Iron; Scythe. 

SHOZUI{Harrano I; I696-I769). Iron, iroye, sunk relief , zogan; 
Cat sitting on "Go" table. Reverse has "Go" game equipment, 

SHOZUI(Hamano I), Shibuichi, sunk relief, kebori;fat man, 

HAMNO MASAYUKI, Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; bridge 
episode. 

HAmNO NAOYUKI (born:1754). Shakudo, iroye, zogan; V/arriors 
at the bridge, (Fuchi only), 

HAMNO NAOYUKI, Shibuichi. Inscription: "Painting of 
Yatsuro Dogi"(a famous courtesan). Illustrated 4OB 

HAtiA NO NAOYUKI. Shibuichi, Inscription(poem) :"Ritaipo 
(Rihaku), noted Chinese poet, composes poems in state of 
stupor and after, sleeps in bar," Illustrated 4OD 

NAOYUKI (born: 1754) .Shibuichi, sunk relief; Chohi and 
Kuan ti, 

HAFlANO NORIYUKI II (1771-1^52). Shibuichi ;Bishamon and 
Benton with koto. Illustrated 42A 

HAMANO NORIYUKI 11(1771-1^52), Shibuichi ;Kwan Yu and Ts'ao, 
Illustrated 35G 

HAMNO NORIYUKI I (Died 1787). Shibuichi ;Bishamon on horse, 

HAMNO NORIYUKI I (Died 1787). Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; 
Herd boy on water buffalo trying to catch flute in stream, 

HAMNO NORIYUKI I(died I787). Fuchi with fan and hat; 
kashira with bullock, reins and saddle, Shibuichi, aogan, 

HAMNO NORIYUKI I, Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; Chohi and 
Komei with tama, 

HAMANO YA3UYUKI (Pupil of Naoyuki and Noriyuki I;1763-l837) . 
Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; tiger. (fuchi only). 

HAMNO HARUYUKI (First half of 19th century). Shibuichi, 
sunk relief, zogan; Emperor Gentoku on horse Tokiro traver- 
sing Dankei rapids to escape beleagued castle. 



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143 (K) HARUCHIKA (Hamano school; rain-19th century), Shibuichi; 

fisherman using cormorant to fish, 

144 (K) NORIAKI(Kumei) I(Hamano school; mid-19th century), _ _• 

Obverse rshakude, ishime ground, zogan. Reverse: shibuichi;, 
fine engraving .The poet Hitomaro with brush and paper. T: ■- 
back has literal landscape of Akashi with sailboats in fo;;- 
to which Hitomaro had devoted one of his well known poems, 

145 (K) SHUGUDO TAKAYUKI (Haraano school; 19th century). Shibuichi, 

iroye, zogan; three figures pulling ferry boat across lake, 

146 (K) GETSUJIN T0MIYUKI('»1000 Fuji Kozuka #5C3", Hamano school; 

first half of 19th century). Copper, silver, zogan; Mt, 
Fuji. This man made 1000 of this subject, this is #503. 

147 (K) HARUMITSU (Hamano school by adoption, no date recorded). 

Shibuichi, chased in low relief; Dream of Soshu:when seated 
at his writing table he thought himself a butterfly. 

148 (T) TOSHIHIRO( Hamano school; about 1^60). Shibuichi ;Rakan 

riding tiger, reverse showing an Oni holding tiger's leg. 
Illustrated 34A 

149 (K) SHINSENSAI TOSHIHIRO(Hamano; about i860). Shakudo, ircye, 

zogan; flying goose, boat; reverse has two geese, moon 
in water. 

15c (K) MITSUYUKI( Hamano school; first half of 19th century). 

Shibuichi, sunk relief, kebori, zogan; court lady, flower. 

151 (K) HORIYE OKINARI (Pupil of Hamano, Omori and Otsuki. Founder 

of Horiye family; end of l8th century). Shibuichi, zogan; 
one opened peony. 

HARUAKI HOGEN 

152 (K) HARUAKI HOGEN( 1787-1860) . Copper, iroye, zogan; tv/o 

chidori birds, water, bamboo leaves. 

153 (FK) SHUIvtxEI H0GEN("1843"; 1737-1860). Shakudo, z(?gan; fans. 

154 (K) SHUMviEI HCGEN. Copper, iroye, zogan; grasshopper, half moon, 

155 (K) SHUMviEI HOGEN ("Tempo 1833"; 1787-1860); Shibuichi, iroye, 

zogan; rat in game box, another h'slding long r?d. 

156 (K) SHUI^II^EI HOGEN ("Tempo 15(1844) 8th month"; 1787-186^). 

Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; two blosscms, 

157 (T) HARUAKI HCGEN ( 1787-1860 ) . Sentoku, kebori. (Trane . 

Illustrated 32A 

158 (K) AKISHIGE (Shummei Hogen school; mid-19th century). 

Shibuichi, ishime ground, zogan; Okamc mask and -wicker 
basket which has written placque on it which says"Rice 
bowl wrapped with cherry leaves of Sumida River." 



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159 (K) HOSONO SOZAEMON MASAMORI( about I7OC; famous for minute 
hairline inlay). Shibuichi. Illustrated 44B 

16C (K) HOSONO SOZAYEMON MSAMORI. Shibuichi, iroye, minute 
hairline inlay jwater scene of people and boats, 

161 (K) HOSONO SOZAYEMON MSAMORI (attributed, unsigned) . 

Shakudo, iroye, minute hairline inlay; long boat full 
of people waving to others on shore, 

162 (K) ICHINCMIYA NAGATSUNE (Founder of Ichinomiya school; 

1722-17^6), Shibuichi, katakiri; growing bamboo. 
Reverse has charachers representing longevity. 
Illustrated 42B 

163 (K) ECHIZEN-no-DAI-JO-SiCSSAN NAf^ATSUNE (Founder ;1722-17g7) . 

Shibuichi, sunk relief, zogan; courtasan. 

ISHIGURO SCHOOL 

164 (T) ISHIGURO K0REY0SHI(Mid-19th century). Shakudo, iroye, 

ishime ground, zogan; Illustrated 34C 

165 (FK) ISHIGURO KORIYOSHI. Daisho. Shibuichi, zogan; birds of 

prey perched on pine tree, flowering plum, 

166 . , TOKWAO HIDEAKI(Ishiguro school; mid-19th century). 

Soroimono( set ) : Tsuba, kozuka, fuchi-kashira, urigawara, 
kurikata, kojiri (not all illustrated) .Shibuichi, iroye, 
zogan. Illustrated 3IA 

167 (T) MSAYOSHI (Fourth Ito master; second half of l^th 

century). Iron, openwork, zogan; foo lion, peony. 

I6g (T) BUSHU JU ITO MASAJO SHOJO MSANORI (Ito Seijo of Bushu 
Province. Eighth Ito Master; died I854) .Iron, pierced, 
carved; flowers with gold tipped leaves. 

169 (T) GHOSHU HAGI JU MITSUMASA (Name recorded , no other 

information). Iron, sunk relief; chrysanthemums, 

IWAlv'IA 

170 (K) IWAMiA MASAY0SHI("6l years old"; pupil of Ham.ano school; 

1764 - 1^37). Obverse is shibuichi, iroye, zogan; reverse 
in shakudo. No mask and a fan picturing clouds. 

171 (K) MSAYOSHI(1764-l837) . Shibuichi, iroye, sunk relief; 

happy horse watching two falling leaves. 

172 (FK) MASAYOSHI (1764-1^37). Shibuichi, zogan, m.arubori; toys. 

173 (K) NOBUYOSHI ( Iwama school; born 1802, alive in IB7S) . 

Shakudo, iroye, zogan;tiger about to leap. 



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174 (FK) JUFUDO KATSUYUKIdwama school; miG- 19th century). 

Shakudo, iroye, zogan; Daikcku lying on ground looking 
at treasure box, boy holding long tailed fox. 

175 (FK) MITSUYOSHI (Iwama school; first half of 19th century). 

Shibuichi, zogan; Sage with fan, tiger in bamboo. 

IWAMOTO SCHOOL 

176 (FK) IWAMOTO KONKVJAN (Iwamoto school; 1744-1^01). Shibuichi. 

Illustrated 47AB 

177 (FK) BJAMOTO KONKV/AN. Iron, zogan; Daruma and Buddha. 

I7S (FK) IWAMOTO KONKWAN. Shibuichi, iroye, ishime ground, zogan; 
herons among reeds. 

179 (FK) IWAi-'iOTO KONKV/AN ( f uchi only). Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; 

samurai and ox. 

180 (K) IWAMOTO KONKWAN. Shibuichi, zogan; Fujiyama. 

181 (T) IWAMOTO KONKV/AN. Sentoku, zogan; monkey sitting in tree. 

182 (FK) SUZUKI RYOEI (Iwamoto school; 1770). Daisho. Shakudo, 

nanako ground, iroye, aogan; various fishes. 

183 (FK) SUZUKI RYOEI. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; pea pods. 

184 (K) TANI KV/ANJU (Iwamoto school; beginning of 19th century). 

Shibuichi, kebori, zogan; old samurai. 

MITO SCHOOLS 

185 (K) MASHIKO iviASAYUKI(Egawa school; first third of 19th 

century). Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; two seated Oni .. ._o 
looking at treasure box. 

186 (K) ICHIRIU TAKE MSAHARI (Independent artist; about I78O). 

Copper. Illustrated 42C 

187 (T) ICHIRYU TOMOYOSHI(Hitotsuyanagi school; early l800fs). 

Iron, iroye, zogan; Ebisu riding fish. Tail of fish on 
reverse. Illustrated 36A 

188 (FK) ICHIRYU TOMOTSUGU (mid-19th century). Shakudo, nanako 

ground, zogan; Benten holding bow and arrows while 
standing on waves. Also seated samui-ai. 

189 (K) MOTOHARU (Mito Sekijcken; about I78O) .Shibuichi inlaid 

in coral, pearl, malichite. Bird on flowering dogv/ood 
eating a bug. Reverse has butterflies, clouds in flush 
inlay. 



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190 (T) SEKIJOKEN MOTOHARU (Seki jzken branch of Mito; end of Igth 

century). Iron, carved; Daikffku holding aloft his mallet 
while sitting on rice bale. 

191 (T) HIROYASU(Tamagawa sahccl of Mite; first half of 19th .. 

century). Copper, iroye, ishime ground, kebori, zogan; 
Chokwaro and Shoki holding gourd from which spills two 
Oni. 

192 (FK) YOSHIHISA III(Tamagav;a of Mito; first half of 19th 

century) o Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; pilgrims at Shinto 
festival, 

193 (FK)SAITO MOTOTCMO( Oyama school of Mito; first third of 19th 

century), Shakudo, iroye, nanako ground, zogan; dream 
of turning into butterfly ■ and samurai on horse with two 
retainers, 

194 (K) OYAMA MOTOTOMO ( Cyama cf Mito; first third of 19th 

century). Shibuichi, zogan; keeper of Shinto shrine and 
fighting cock. Reverse has engraved cock fight. 

195 (K) ICHIJOSAI HIRONAGA (Founder of Uchikoshi school of Mito, 

beginning of 19th century). Copper, iroye, ishime ground, 
zogan; monkey hiding in tree from eagle, 

196 (K) SAWABATAKA YUKIYOSHI (Mitoj 1^50) « Shibuichi, ishime 

ground, zogan; vulture tied to a branch. 

197 (T) SHUGYOKUSAI SUZUKI KATSUY03HI (Mito;lB60). Iron, carved, 

zogan; leaves and berries, 

198 (T) SEIROKEN(KATSUHIRA)KATSUHEI (Katsuhei school of Mito; 

I8O4-IB86) . Shakudo, katakiri; dragon in waves. 

199 (FK) HORIUDO (Mito; about ISOO) . Shibuichi, zogan;shy tiger. 

200 (K) JOCHIKU (Murakami family, founded Jcchiku school; mid-1 Sth 

century). Copper, zogan; crab in front, lily pods on rear. 

201 (FK) MURAKAMI JOCHIKU ( fuchi only) .Shakudo, pearl, zogan; 

dragon flies with pearl heads. 

202 (K) SHOYEI (Murakami; second half of iSth century), Shibuichi 

gold, deep red copper, fine flush inlay; Ho-Ho birds in 
flight, 

NARA SCHOOL 

203 (K) NARA TOSKIHARU (Third master of Nara family; second half 

of 17th century), Sentoku, treated and darkened to rep- 
resent bark of tree. Big cicada alighted on tree. Front 
has Chinese style kanji( characters) of painter's name 
who did design for kozuka taken from famous paint.jug 
in Chinese style. Inscription: "The Autumn cicada 
embraces the old tree." 



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204 (K) JOI(Nara school; I7OI-I766). Shibuichi, sunk relief, 

katakiri, kebori; Shen Nung, the first physcian, tasting 
medicinal herbs. 

205 (K) ISSaNDO JOI (1701-1766). Copper. Illustrated 4OC 

206 (FK) JOI. Iron, zogan; Fukurokujin, deer and wolf. 

207 (FK) JOI. Copper; Sennin kinko and his carp(fuchi only), 
20g (FK) JOI. Copper; Kanzan and Jittcku, (fuchi only), 

209 (FK) NARA TATSUmSA. Shibuichi, zogan; Gama sennin and his -.0 

toad,(fuchi only), 

210 (T) NAPA MASANAGA. Sentoku, marubori; tiger leaning against 

tree, 

211 (T) NARA SHIGENAGA JU EDO(second half of iSth century). 

Copper, zogan; basketweave background with bird sitting 
on hoe, 

212 (T) KATSUHORI( Nomura school; died 1^72). Iron. 

Illustrated 37B 

213 (K) NOMURA TOMOYOSHI( Founder of Edo Nomura school ;about 

1700) .Shibuichi, sunk relief, zogan; goose flying over 
reeds, 

214 (K) NOMURA MASAHIDE (Nomura school; end of l8th century). 

Shakudo, iroye, nanako ground, zogan; daisies, 

OMORI SCHOOL 

215 (K) OMORI TERUMASA (Founder of Omori school; 1705-1772). 

Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; many flying plovers . 

216 (K) OMORI TERUHIDE (Third master, Omori school; 1730-179^). 

Shibuichi. Illustrated 43D 

217 (K) OMORI TERUHIDE(Third master, Omori school). Shibuichi, 

Illustrated 44D 

218 (FK) OMORI TERUHIDE. Shakudo, high relief; undercut waves. 

219 (FK) OMORI EISHU(Teruhide) . Shakudo, iroye, zcgan;monkeys 

hiding in trees, one has baby on its back. 

220 (FK) OMORI TERUHIDE. Shakudo, gold, flush inlay in imitation 

of nashiji lacquer. Flying crane, rising snu behind 
clouds. (fuchi only). 

221 (FK) OMORI EISHU (Teruhide). Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; 

bridge episode. 



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222 (FK) OMORI TERUMITSU (Fourth master, Cmori school; about ISCO), 

Shibuichl; undercut waves with foam and dragon, 

223 (K) OMORI HIDETOMO (end of l8th century). Shibuichi, zogan; 

fishes on undercut waves. 

224 (K) TOKUNO OMORI TERUTOKI( Omori school; first half of iSth 

century). Shakudo, zogan; dragon in clouds, 

225 (T) CHIZUKA HISANORI( Omori school; 1725-1795). Daisho. 

Copper. Illustrated 29AB 

226 (FK) SADACHIKA( Omori family; end c^f iSth century). Shakudc, 

zogan; octopi. 

227 (K) HIDENAGA(CmQri school; last third of iBth century). 

Shakudo, zogan; two snakes ceiled en rocks. 

22^ (T) KENKOSAI KATZUTOMO( Omori school; end of iSth century). 
Shibuichi, iroye, flush inlay; birds flying over waves. 

OTSUKI SCHOOL 

229 (T) OTSUKI MITSUOKI (1766-1^34). Sentcku;Daruma . 

Illustrated 3 SAB 

230 (K) OTSUKI MITSUHIRO( Fifth Otsuki master; 1795-1^41). 

Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; herons and reeds. 

231 (K) OTSUKI MITSUHIRO( 1795-1^41). Copper, iroye, ishime 

ground, katakiri; flying goose, reeds on reverse. 

232 (K) SHOKATEI MOTOHIRO (Otsuki school; about I8OO). Shakudo, 

iroye, katakiri, zogan; Fuji, pine, moon. Reverse has 
millet sheaves. 

233 (T) SHOKATEI MOTOHIRO. Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; sage and child 

with all equipment for calligraphy. 

234 (K) mm HIDEKUNI KINRIUSAI (Otsuki school; 1^29-1897). 

Shibuichi, katakiri, flush inlay; plum blossom, moon, 

235 (K) TENKODO HIDEKUNI (Otsuki school; 1829-1891). Shibuichi, 

katakiri, flush inlay; turtle of longevity, plum blossom. 

236 (FK) NAKAGAV/A ITTEKI(Bizen Shoami school; died I886). Shakudo, 

ishime ground, zogan; homing goose, moon and clouds. 

237 (K) NASAMITSU (Shoami family, worked in late Nara style; 

about 1800) .Iron, zogan; mouse, two pomegranates. 

238 (FK) IviATSUYAMlA SHOAMI MORITCMI ( lyo Shoami school; first 

third of 19th century). Shibuichi; poem in flush inlay. 

239 (K) Taira Mons -(Made for Daimyo Ikeda of Bizen Shoami school 

19th century) . Shibuichi, nanako ground, zogan. 



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240 (T) MITSUNAGA (Tanaka school; 1^60). Iron, gold; Daruma 

crossing sea on reed, 

241 (K) TOKOSAI NAGAMITSU ("Sixth year Kae in summer". Watanabe 

family, Tanaka pupil; mid-19th century). Copper, iroye, 
flush inlay; foxes wedding, storm. 

TSUCHIYA FAMILY (Nara School). 

242 (T) YASUCHIKA I (circa; 1700). Iron. Illustrated 30A. 

243 (T) YASUCHIKA I (circa: 1700). Iron. Illustrated 30B. 

244 (T) YASUCHIKA I (circa: I7OO) . Iron. Illustrated 30C. 

245 (T) YASUCHIKA II( 1695-1747). Copper, kebori, zogan; 

Daikoku with pouch and mallet. 

246 (T) YASUCHIKA III (died 177S) . Copper, toad skin ground, 

zogan; Kwomme sung-late Dynasty coins. 

247 (T) YASUCHIKA (signed Tou; 1720). Iron, round; dragon in 

relief, 

24^ (K) NAGACHIKA (Tsuchiya family; third quarter of iSth 

century) .Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; Kwan Yu smoothing his 
long black beard and holding halberd from which hangs 
his brocade bag. 

249 (K) SEKI TSUCHIYA MSACHIKA (Yasuchika VI; died i860). 

Copper, katakiri; swallows and waves. 

250 (K) SANGIOKU JOSHI SEN(Daughter of Muneraichi, student of 

Yasuchika V; mid-19th century). Copper, sunk relief; 
eight immortals, 

251 (T) TOUNSAI TSUCHIYA SHOMIN (mid-19th century). Iron; Ni-o 

and pilgrims. 

YANAGAV/A SCHOOL 

252 (M) NAOTSUNE (mid-l^th century). Gold ;tadpoles and iris. 

(single ) . 

253 (FK) NAKIJim HARAHIDE(Yanagawa family; born:1775, alive 

in 1838). Copper, nanako ground, zogan; flowers. 

254 (K) SHII^IADA MITSUY0SHI( student of Yanagawa ; last third of 

18th century), Shakudo, ishime ground, zogan; three 
flying birds over gold flecked waves. I!au( smal 1 )kozuka. 

255 (K) NAOTaKA( Yanagawa family; first third of 19th centui-y) . 

Shibuichi, kebori, zogan; Jurojin and tiger. 



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YOKOYA SOYO I (Founder cf Yokoya family;died I69I). 
Shibuichi. Illustrated 47CD 

YOKOYA SOYO II (died 1779). Shakudo. katakiri;7 sages, 

YOKOYA SOMIN I (Founder of Yckcya school; 1670-1733). 
Shakudo. Illustrated 4OA 

YOKOYA SOMIN(attributed) . Iron, zogan, Shishi^peony . 

SOMIN. Shakudo, katakiri. Gilt rope rim. Flaming dragon 
in waves, 

SOMIN II (died I78S) . Copper, katakiri; tiger, rain, 
dried leaves. 

KIRYUSAI SOMIN III(first third of 19th century). 
Silver, katakiri; man putting pole into wooden box. 

SOMIN. Shibuichi, kebori, zogan; the first physcian 
tasting herbs. 

YEIHO (Yokoya school; died 1773). Shakudo. Illustrated 
45c 

KIKUCHI TSUNEKaTSU (Yokoya school; second half of l8th 
century). Shibuichi, iroye, flush zogan; woman with 
fan seen through net. 

NAMPO HISAHIDE (Yokoya; last third of l8th century). 
Shibuichi, carved, zogan; tiger in woods. 

FURUKAl-m JOCHIN (Yokoya school; first half of l8th 
century). Silver, katakiri ; Takkai sage and nobleman, 

FURUKAV/A JOCHIN (Yokoya school, first half of l8th 
century). Shibuichi, katakiri; monk with broom. 

TANI TOYOSHIGE (Izurao Province; 1775-1800). Shakudo, 
with fine gold inlay imitating gyobu nashiji,on minute 
ishime ground; dragon. Illustrated 33B 

KANSU I (artist unrecorded) . Iron. Illustrated 36B 

M0T0N0BU(XIX century). Sentoku. Illustrated 38CD 

YOSHIOKA INABA NO SUKE( Fourth master, YcsLlokri. school; 
1753). Shakudo. Illustrated 4ID 

INAGaWA NAOKATSU (Third master, Inagawa school; 
1719-1761). Shakudo, Illustrated 39A 

SEKI TOSHINORI (mid-19th century). Shibuichi. 
Illustrated 43A 



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275 (T) KANYEISHI NOMURA KANENORI( "Goshu Hikone Ju" ; 171^-173^). 

Shakudo. Illustrated 35A 

276 (K) TAIZAN OYAMA MOTOZANE (Founder of Sckijcken school; 

1731-1(^30) . Inscription: "From a design or drawing of 
Goto Kenjo." Illustrated 45B 

277 (K) MITSUHARU. Copper. Illustrated 44A 

278 (K) JOKA (XVIIIth century). Illustrated 4IB 

279 (K) IKKO YOSHIYUKI (about i860). Shibuichi, zogan; cherry 

blossoms. Reverse has orchids and chrysanthemums. 
Illustrated 43C 

280 (K) TEMiViIN(mid-XLXth century). Shibuichi. Legend of Amaterasu 

(Sun Goddess). Reverse has Ame-no-ta jikara( strong-in-the- 
arm) pulling back rocky door of her cave to bring light 
back again. Illustrated 43B 

281 (K) SEKI TOSHINORI (mid-XLXth century). Shibuichi. 

Illustrated 43A 

282 (K) KUMAGAI YOSHIYUKI (Kumagai family, Edo Higo school; first 

third of 19th century) .Shibuichi, repousse, kebori, zogan; 
mother tiger holding baby tiger in her mouth while 
swimming across rough waters. 

283 (K) HIRATA HARUNARI (Eighth master; first third of 19th century). 

Shibuichi, enamel » Illustrated 44C 

284 (K) mSAYASU (Fifth master of Hirata school; mid-1 8th century). 

Copper, katakiri;Fukurckujin looking up at longevity scroll. 

285 (FK) TETSUGENDO NAOSHIGE ( off shoot Okamoto school;died I78O). 

Iron, zogan; Oni gawara masks. 

286 (K) UFIETADA MYOJU( attributed to Tetsugendo Naoshige). Iron, 

zogan; Am^urikara-Ryo( dragon) wrapped around sword. 

287 (K) HIROYOSHK pupil of Uchikoshi Hironaga; first half of 19th 

century). Shibuichi, zogan; foxes wedding. 

288 (K) GIDOKEN TSUNEKATSU( Founder of Kikuchi family; second half 

of I8th century), Shibuichi, zogan; Emperor and Empress 
and two poems in fine calligraphy. 

289 (T) i.iITSUYUKI( Founder of Kikuoka school; 1750-1800). Shakudo, 

katakiri, finish inlay; delicate flowers. 

290 (T) HIRANO TOMOTOSHI (Hirano school; first half of 19th century) 

Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; Sage and tiger. 

291 (FK) MORIOKA YASUHaRU (Inaba Suruga). Shibuichi, iroye; 

peasant, water buffalo, hay stacks. 



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292 (FK) MIZUNO MITSUMSA (Mizuno school; second half of l8th 

century), Shakudo, zogan; willow trees, thatched hut, gate, 

if 293 (K) SANO NAOTERU( Second master Sane family; first third of 

19th century). Shibuichi, zogan; two playful tigers against 
basketweave background, 

294 (K) XAZUNORI II(Fukawa family; in I87S he was about 23 years.. 

Independent artist of Tokyo Kinko school) , Shibuichi, flush 
inlay; carp in water, 

295 (T) SHIHO OKAVJA SADAMOTO(Natsuo school; born 182S) . Iron, 

sunk relief; "three laughs at Hu-hsi" , 

296 (K)Design after Hoitsu(painter and lacquerer-176l-lS2S) . 

Shibuichi ;gourd plant and insect, 

297 (FK) YEIJU(attributed; iSth century) .Shakudo, zogan; kashira of 

recumbent tiger, fuchi of horse and deer, 

29s (K) YUKIMITSU (Kanosai; Teman period I78I-89). Shibuichi, 
nanako ground, zogan; Okina and mask box, 

299 (K) KUNISHIGE (attributed; Hirado school. First half of l8th 

century). Silver, gold; betel cutter or Portugese clasp 
knife. 

300 (K) Design after Kano Tanyu(Painter Kano Morinobu. Kano school, 

died 1674). Shibuichi, gold lacquer; Oni on cloud, 

301 (K) KATSUNORI (attributed; student of Natsuo), Shibuichi, zogan; 

boy with insect net, 

302 (K) YASUTOMO(Shonai school-Shoami.Sendai in Mutsu(Oshu) 

Province), Silversmith. Three birds flying over waves, 
Han-zasi( small kozuka), 

303 (FK) TAKARADU YOSHIHARU (Third quarter of 19th century). 

Shibuichi, ishime ground, zogan; fireflies and poem about 
the night, 

304 (T) KimRIUDO BOKUSEN (Independent artist; 17^0). Shibuichi, 

katakiri; oil thief, 

305 (K) TOYONAGA( Independent artist ;about i860) , Shibuichi, iroye, 

zogan;family in boat looking at moon's reflextion in water. 
Reverse has flush inlay of full moon, 

306 (K) YOSHINOBU (Independent artist of Tokyo Kinko ;born I842, 

alive in IB78) . Iron, carved, zogan; prayer beads. Reverse 
has three petals. 

307 (K) YOSHIYUKI (Independent artist; about i860). Shibuichi, 

sunk relief, katakiri; ancient dancer. 



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30g (T) YOSHINOBU ("Tempo 9th Year of the Dcg,Spring(lg37)" ; 

(FK) Shonai). 3hakudo;boar 's eye tsuba with twisted cable rim 
in silver. Chased clouds. 

309 (FK) HANAZAV/A MASIYOSHI NO MOTOIvIE NI OJITE("I comply to the 

order of Kanazawa Masiyoshi. Made by Yasuhiro, Governor. 
Shitakamo Province. Amateur artist). Silver, zogan: 
dragon in undercut waves. 

310 (K) KAZUTSURU (Independent artist, Kyoto Kinko; first third 

of 19th century). Copper, zcgan; bird flying towards 
prayer paper. 

311 (FK) KUNMNSAI NARINAGA (unrecorded ; about ISOO) .Shakudo,nanako 

ground, zogan; tiger and leopard fighting. 

312 (T) FURUKAWA IviASAAKI (unrecorded). Shakudo, iroye, ishime 

ground, zogan; Geisha house, occupants, all cooking 
utensils, 

313 (K) GOTANDA T0SHLN0RI("lg64.A day in the sixth month"). 

Silver, katakiri; tiger among waves. 

314 (T) YOSHIHIDE(unrecorded) . Shakudo, iroye, zogan;Gentoku 

escaping. 

315 (FK) VifATANABE TOMONAGA (unrecorded). Shakudo, iroye, zogan; 

visit of Kwanyu to Komei. 

316 (T) HISHU(no) JU KATSUTSUNE (unrecorded). Iron; two oxen in 

the round. 

317 (K) MOMOTARO GYOKURYUKEN NOBUCHIKA (unrecorded; 19th century). 

Sage and animals. 

31s (K) SEKISENSAI (unrecorded). Copper, ishime ground, zogan; 
basket of leaves hanging on twisted gold rope. 

319 (FK) N0YKATSU3A YASUKAZA (unrecorded) . Silver, sunk relief, 

kebori;Kwan Yu and Chohi. 

UNSIGNED 

320 (T) Obake(ghost) type (XIX century). Iron. Illustrated 37A 

321 (T) Omori school; 19th century. Reverse has cat with ribbon 

around neck sitting on roof. Illustrated 33 C 

322 (T) Revival of early tsuba style (XIX century). Iron. 

Illustrated 37C 

323 (K) Goto school, Shakudo; rats and fan. Illustrated 4IA 

324 (K) Goto school. Kozuka and Kogai pair, Shakudo; vdllo'/js and 

stream. Illustrated 39B & 39C 



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325 (T) HARUKANE (Yanagawn; about IS^C). Iron, enamel; bugs on 
petal shaped tsuba, 

32'S (T) JOI((Nara school; 17C1-17^6) .Copper, zogan, katakiri; 
Daikoku inside rice ball. 

UNSIGNED 

327 (T) Linked swastika pattern( frets } . 17th - iSth century. 

ShakudOj openwork. 

328 (T) Edo Kinko, circa 1^50. Iron, iroya, zcgan; six scenes on 

fans. 

329 (FK) Namban style of Mitsuhiro of Yagami - Hizen; about ISOO. 

Shakudo; 1000 monkeys, 

330 (T) Goto, mainline ;17th century. Tanto_ tsuba, Shakudc, nanako 

ground, ?;ogan; uprooted pine sapling, 

331 (T) Goto, mainline; early l^th century, Shakudo, nanako 

ground, zogan; gold rim. Five shishi (liens ) , 

332 (K) Goto, mainline; circa I7OO. Shakudo, nanako ground, 

zogan; monkeys hanging from tree by tails and hands, 
trying to catch moons reflection in water, 

333 (K) Goto;early 19th century. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; 

silver cloth hanging from line held by forked post. 

334 (K) Goto, mainline; 17th century. Shakudo, nanako ground, 

zogan; flowers and ferns growing in water. 

335 (K) Goto. Demons with temple bell. Shakudo, iroye, nanako 

ground, zogan. 

336 (K) Goto, mainline ;l8th century. O-kozuka ( large ) . Shakudo, 

nanako ground, zogan; mythical animals. 

337 (K) Goto, 18th century. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; 

large pouch and two large keys. 

338 (K) Goto, mainline ;l8th century. G.-ld nanako ground, shakudo 

bamboo, 

339 (K) Mino Goto;1700. Shakudo, iroye, zogan; many flowers 

in full bloom. 

340 (K) Goto Seijo work. Shakudo, heavy nanako ground, silver; 

two wild boars. 

341 (K) Goto, 18th century. Gold, silver, zogan; tori gate, trees 

in massive bloom. 



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342 (K) Goto. Shakudo, nanako ground, kebori, zogan; 3 boars. 

343 (K) Goto, ISOO. Shakudo, zogan; wedding utensil. 

344 (K) Goto, iBth century. Shakudo, silver; fish on bamboo pole, 

345 (K) Goto, I8th century. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; three 

court muscians. 

346 (M) Goto. Cartouche. Gold nanako, iroye, zogan;peonies and 

two song birds on flowering branch. 

347 (K) Goto. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; story of Genji. 

34g (K) Goto. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan;two flying cranes in 
bamboo grove, 

349 (K) Goto. Shibuichi, iroye, zogan; three feathered fans. 

350 (K) Goto, late iSth century. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; 

two cranes in flight . 

351 (M) Kaga Goto, IS5O. Iroye, repousse, flush zogan; childs 

toy cart, 

352 (K) GotoSiakudo nanako ground, zogan; two priests and 

shiminawa with gohei( twisted line with strips of paper 
representing the offerings of cloth made to the Kami 
(Lord or Governor of Province) in Shinto temples m 
ancient times) , 

353 (K) Goto Ichijo school. Shibuichi, zogan; flowering tree. 

Han-zashi kozuka( small) • 

354 (K) Goto Ichijo school. Shibuichi, zogan; flowering branch. 

355 (K) Hamano school. Shibuichi, iroye, zogan;Daruma and dragon. 

Reverse has sage and tiger. 

356 (K) Hamano school. Shibuichi, iroye, fine kebori, zogan; 

Jurojin and deer. Reverse has crane. 

357 (K) Hamano school, 19th century. Shibuichi, ishime ground, 

zogan; flowering plum. 

358 (K) Hamano school. Iron, gold;cicada on tree. Jnscription: 

"The Autumn cicada embraces the old tree. 

359 (K) Hirata school. Copper, shippo{ enamel ), shakudo ; 

flying Ho bird and aoli flowers. 

360 (K) Hirata school; Genroku era: 1688-1703 . Iron, cloisonne; 

placques. 



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361 (K) Hirata school, 17th century. Shakudo, nanakc ground, 

enamels; flowers on thin stalks. Largest size kozuka. 

362 (K) Hirata school. Shibuichi, enamels, zogan; flying bird 

over v;aves, crescent m«on thrfugh clouds. 

363 (K) Hirata schtol. Shakudo, ishime ground, enamels; 

Mt. Fuji and outer islands. 

364 (T) Higo. Iron, round; sumiycshi sukashi. 

365 (K) Jingo Higo School. Iron, lat.quer; spider set into 

harlequin patterned frame, 

366 (K) Ichinomiya school, end of l^th century, Shibuichi, 

iroye, sunk relief, zcgan; monkey trainer on front, 
monkey on back, 

367 (K) Ishiguro school. Shibuichi, iroye, zcgan; tvfc 

pheasants, stream, flowers. 

36g (K) Ishiguro school. Shibuichi, ircye, zogan;kashira has 
horseman with raised whip riding horse through water, 
fuchi has eight attendants of Riujin (dragon king 
of the sea) carrying bell of Tawara Todu and the 
gem. Bell worked above fuchi. 

Kaga school. Shakudo, gold, flush inlay; three flying 
geese, reeds. 

Kaga school. Shakudo, gold, flush inlay; insects. 
(Attributed to Kuwamura Katsuhisa). 

Kaga school. Shakudo, gold, flush inlay ;flowers and 
fence. 

Kaga school. Shakudo, iroye, flush inlay; saddled 
horse beneath flowering cherry tree. 

Nara school. Iron, zogan; Oni holding gong, hammer, 
and scroll with inscription: Oni no nembutsu - 
invocation to Buddha by a demon. 

Nara school - Joi style. Shibuichi, katakiri, sunk 
relief; FukuroKuju reading scroll under pme bough. 

Omori school. Shakudo, nanako ground, zogan; eagle 
perched on edge of cliff watching small Dird over 
surf, 

Otsuki school. Sentoku, zogan; goose. 

Tanaka school, 19th century. Iron, ^.o^an-, mooi:, pine 
tree, plum tree, mist. 



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Yokoya school, mid-l8th century. Shibuichi, katakiri, 
sunk relief; Fukurokuju holding a book, reverse has 
flying crane. 

Yokoya school - Somin style. Shibuichi, katakiri; 
tiger rubbing against bamboo, 

Yokoya school. Shakudo, gold, zogan; full blown 
peoney . 

Mokume, silver, gold; scull, two bones. 

ViJood(not used by samurai) with a metal Buddha. 

Wari Kogai (split - used as chop sticks). Shakudo; 
reproduction of temple sword. 

Early l8th century. Gold; mouse eating rice cake. 
Unsigned, single menuki. 

Gold, repousse, kebori, shibuichi; two infants, one 
sitting holding a flower and the other creeping. 

About 1850. Copper, repousse; boy riding branch 
like a hobby horse. Single menuki, 

Hamidashi tsuba. Kaga style. Shakudo, iroye, flush 
inlay ; flowers. 

I8th century. Gold; Oni and Shoki. 

Early 19th century. Shibuichi; two fish on bamboo 
pole. 



390 (FK) Tanaka school. Iron, gold; tree and branches. 



SUGGESTED READING 



Brinkley, F.: JAPAN: ITS HISTORY, ARTS AND LITERATURE, 

Vol. 7. J.B.Millet COo, Boston & Tokyo, 1902. 



Hakusai, Inami: NIPPON TO. (The Japanese Sword.) 

Cosmo Publishing Co., Tokyo, 194^, 



Joly, H.L. & Inada, H.: SWORD AND SAME. Reprint, 1963. 



Joly, H.L.: SHOSANKENSHU. Holland Press. London, 1963 
List of names and kakihan. 



Robinson, B.W.: A PRIMER OF THE JAPANESE SWORD. 
Published by the author. 1955 » 

THE ARTS OF THE JAPANESE SV/ORD. 
Faber & Faber. London, 1961, 

Van Daalen, J., Jr.: JAPANESE SWORD FURNITURE. 

Collection of the late General J.C.Pabst, 
Van Stockum's Antiquariaat . The Hague, 1956. 

Yumoto, John M. : THE SAMURAI SWORD. Charles E. Tuttle Co., 
Rutland, Vermont, 1956. 



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