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KOUGAI
Sep 15, 2019
Item No.
KOU-1795
Design
Spider
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Ko-kinko Tradition
Period
Momoyama Period
Dimensions
Length 21.5 cm / 8.5 in
Right Width 1.26 cm / 0.5 in
NBTHK Cert.
Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu (Date: April 27, 2010)
Price
150,000 JPY

FUCHIGASHIRA
Sep 15, 2019
Item No.
FU-1797
Design
Monkey Family
Mei (Front)
Tohotei Gekkosoku
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Kashira Length 3.31 cm / 1.3 in
Fuchi Length 3.78 cm / 1.5 in
Koshi Length 1.33 cm / 0.5 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: November 02, 2011)
Price
70,000 JPY

FUCHIGASHIRA
Sep 15, 2019
Item No.
FU-1798
Design
Lilypad and Egret
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Yoshioka Tradition
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Kashira Length 3.43 cm / 1.4 in
Fuchi Length 3.73 cm / 1.5 in
Koshi Length 0.92 cm / 0.4 in
NBTHK Cert.
Tokubetsu Kicho Kodogu (Date: May 21, 1972)
Additional Info
The theme of this item is Lily-pad, which is an aquatic plant whose leaves resemble Aoi. The egret appears to be in motion as it lands on the water. This item was well crated and has been attributed to the Yoshioka Tradition.
Price
50,000 JPY

FUCHIGASHIRA
Sep 15, 2019
Item No.
FU-1799
Design
Crow
Mei (Front)
Masachika
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Kashira Length 3.38 cm / 1.3 in
Fuchi Length 3.77 cm / 1.5 in
Koshi Length 1.34 cm / 0.5 in
Price
40,000 JPY

MENUKI
Sep 15, 2019
Item No.
MEN-1800
Design
Phoenix
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Kokinko Tradition
Period
Momoyama Period
Dimensions
Left Length 3.9 cm / 1.5 in
Right Length 3.83 cm / 1.5 in
Left Width 2.05 cm / 0.8 in
Right Width 2.01 cm / 0.8 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: April 15, 2003)
Additional Info
The Phoenix is a sacred bird in Chinese legends. Its spelling is comprised of the characters for hen and rooster, showing a male-female polarity from which it is taken to mean the peace that results from bringing Yin and Yang into harmony. It is said that the phoenix only shows its form in the peaceful reign of emperors and that when a phoenix flies, it does so without lightning or storms or floods or disturbing the grass or trees due to its virtue. It is one of the four sacred animals of Chinese legend, along with the Kirin, Tortoise, and Dragon. This pair of Menuki were crafted by use of the Heshi-dashi technique on a thin plate. There are several nuke-ana. They are Mumei but have been attributed to the Kokinko Tradition.
Price
60,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1786
Shape
Tatemaru, Round
Design
Hachimantarou Yoshiie
Mei (Front)
Mumei
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 6.58 cm / 2.6 in
Width 5.9 cm / 2.3 in
Thickness 0.33 cm / 0.1 in
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Hachimantarou Yoshiie. This is the theme of a Samurai riding a horse with cherry blossom tree. Yoshiie was a Samurai of the late Heian Period and was famous as the bravest Samurai of his time. He was the ancestor of the founder of the Kamamura Bakafu, Minamoto Yoritomo. The design was made by fine kebori and Hirazogan technique. An attractive Tsuba with a strong message of bravery.
Price
SOLD

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1787
Shape
Tatemaru, Round
Design
Pine Tree
Mei (Front)
Mumei
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 5.84 cm / 2.3 in
Width 5.36 cm / 2.1 in
Thickness 0.34 cm / 0.1 in
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Pine tree. The pine tree is an auspicious symbol representing longevity in Japan, just as the crane and turtle. Its branches are used as an ornament to celebrate New Years. It is called Kadomatsu. This Tsuba was used on a Tanto-style koshirae.
Price
25,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1788
Shape
Kikka-gata, Chrysanthemum-shaped
Design
Kikka, Chrysanthemum
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Kyokinko Tradition
Period
Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.17 cm / 2.8 in
Width 6.78 cm / 2.7 in
Thickness 0.37 cm / 0.1 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: May 10, 2017)
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Kikka, Chrysanthemum. The hitsunana and the kosukashi were probably crafted later. It is mumei but has been attributed to the Kyokinko Tradition. However, considering the condition, the surface of the Tsuba and the details in gold remaining, and the lack of initial hitsunana and the kosukashi it seems to be crafted older such as Ko-kinko Tradition.
Price
SOLD

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1789
Shape
Tatemaru, Round
Design
Phoenix Birds and Vines
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but probably the Namban Tradition
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.09 cm / 2.8 in
Width 6.7 cm / 2.6 in
Thickness 0.48 cm / 0.2 in
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Phoenix Birds and Vines. It is said that the Phoenix only is seen during times of peace. The Vines represent the prosperity of the family as they extend outward. This attractive design represents peace and prosperity. This Tsuba was crafted by the Sukisage-bori technique on the brass surface. It is Mumei but was probably crafted by the Namban Tradition.
Price
30,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1790
Shape
Round
Design
Family Crest shaped as a Hemp Leaf, Entwined Hexagons
Mei (Front)
Mumei
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.52 cm / 3.0 in
Width 7.51 cm / 3.0 in
Thickness 0.52 cm / 0.2 in
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Family Crest shaped as a Hemp Leaf, Entwined Hexagons. This pattern is a traditional pattern that became popular during the Edo Era. This Tsuba is shaped thicker in the middle with thinner sides. It is made from brass with details in Shakudo inlay and rim. The craft style is made for practical use.
Price
40,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1791
Shape
Round
Design
Enso, Circle painted with a single stroke
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Ko-shoami Tradition
Period
Late Muromachi Period
Dimensions
Height 7.46 cm / 2.9 in
Width 7.45 cm / 2.9 in
Thickness 0.29 cm / 0.1 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: February 22, 2019)
Additional Info
Enso is a type of technique in Zen calligraphy, which is a circle painted with a single stroke. It means that there is no start and no finished point, suggesting a clear mind for one to obtain enlightenment. This Tsuba is very thin within the circle. You can see some of the old details in silver that was once there. It is Mumei but has been attributed to the Ko-shoami Tradition. It was crafted before Edo in the late Muromachi Period. The hitsuana was filled by use of ebony.
Price
SOLD

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1792
Shape
Round
Design
Little Cuckoo and Crescent Moon
Mei (Front)
Mumei
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.26 cm / 2.9 in
Width 6.99 cm / 2.8 in
Thickness 0.39 cm / 0.2 in
Additional Info
It depicts a famous Waka from the Heian period, stating that when you hear the cuckoo and turn to look for it, it is already gone. All that is left to view is the moon. The bird symbolizes early summer in Japan, and it was not uncommon for the nobles in ancient Japanese society to go into the mountains in search for it. This Tsuba shows the Little Cuckoo and Crescent Moon by use of Zogan technique as well as Kosukashi and Dotamimi thick rim.
Price
30,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1793
Shape
Tatemaru, Round
Design
Symmetry of Gardenia
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Akasaka Tradition
Period
Mid Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.53 cm / 3.0 in
Width 7.43 cm / 2.9 in
Thickness 0.63 cm / 0.2 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: March 16, 2018)
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Symmetry of Gardenia. It is Mumei but has been attributed to the Akasaka Tradition.
Price
55,000 JPY

TSUBA
Aug 31, 2019
Item No.
TSU-1794
Shape
Tatemaru, Round
Design
Hokake-fune, Sailing Ship
Mei (Front)
Mumei
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Height 7.32 cm / 2.9 in
Width 6.94 cm / 2.7 in
Thickness 0.61 cm / 0.2 in
Additional Info
The theme of this Tsuba is Hokake-fune is a ship sailing on the sea in the wind. The construction of this well-forged Tsuba has the middle thicker than the edge.
Price
45,000 JPY

KOSHIRAE
Aug 25, 2019
Item No.
KO-0030
Koshirae
Wakizashi style Koshirae with a black lacquer Sekkamon, snowflakes pattern Saya
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Toso (Date: May 28, 2019)
Additional Info
This Wakizashi style Koshirae has fittings; Fuchigashira, Kozuka, and Kurikata made by Shozui or Miboku. The theme of the fittings is likely the Winter Season. The theme of the Tsuba is Hachinoki, Potted tree, and is a story of a night in heavy snow. The black lacquer saya has the pattern of Sekkamon, snowflakes. The theme of the Fichigashira, is water flow and a bear, the Munuki is Green Onion and River Pig, and Kurikata, Chidori, flying birds. All of these themes have the same meaning of Winter in Japan. The Kozuka theme is rising-sun behind a pine tree on the new year's morning. The Mei of Fuchikashira, Shozui, is likely not authentic, however, the Kozuka and Kurikata that were made by Otsuryuken Miboku are authentic.
Price
500,000 JPY
 

KOZUKA
Aug 23, 2019
Item No.
KOZ-1783
Design
Hijogi, Ruler and Two Sacred Lions
Mei (Front)
Mumei, but attributed to the Ko-goto Tradition
Period
Momoyama Period
Dimensions
Length 9.69 cm / 3.8 in
Right Width 1.49 cm / 0.6 in
NBTHK Cert.
Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu (Date: December 07, 2017)
Additional Info
The theme of this Kozuka is Hijogi; Ruler and Two Sacred Lions. It is Mumei but attributed to the Ko-goto Tradition. It has passed the Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu on 2017. It is interesting that two sacred lions are attached by two rivots. This Kozuka is in a good condition. Attached to the kogatana, is the Mei "Masatsune Nyudo."
Price
180,000 JPY

KOZUKA
Aug 23, 2019
Item No.
KOZ-1784
Design
Flowing Water and Omodaka Plant
Mei (Front)
Kinzoganmei: Goto Jyunjo(with Kao)/ Goto Josa(with Kao)
Period
Mid Edo Period
Dimensions
Length 9.71 cm / 3.8 in
Right Width 1.38 cm / 0.5 in
NBTHK Cert.
Hozon Tosogu (Date: May 28, 2019)
Additional Info
These two Kozuka are almost of the same design of Flowing Water and Omodaka Plant. These are made of copper with details in gold. Ura-side is Shakudo with gold inlay signing. One Kozuka was made by Goto Jyunjo, who was born in 1636 and became the second generation of Goto Gombei Family. He passed away in 1700. The other Kozuka was made by Goto Josa, who is relatively unknown but was most likely related to Goto Jyunjo. Very interesting resembling Kozuka.
Price
155,000 JPY

KOUGAI
Aug 23, 2019
Item No.
KOU-1785
Design
Long-eared rabbit
Mei (Front)
Yasuchika
Period
Late Edo Period
Dimensions
Length 22.2 cm / 8.7 in
Right Width 1.13 cm / 0.4 in
Additional Info
The design of this Wari-kougai is a Long-eared rabbit. The Mei "Yasuchika" is likely not authentic, however, the overall piece was well-made and would fit on a Koshirae designed with copper-based fittings.
Price
65,000 JPY

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