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Mei Identification On A Tembo Tsuba


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#1 Sly


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:30 PM

Hi !


I got this tembo school tsuba in my collection which passed NBTHK hozon last spring. I didn't manage to read the mei on the tsuba, but apparently the NBTHK could ! On the kanteisho, I just guess that the mei begins with "Yoshu Ju...", but I can't read the following kanjis.


Could anyone give a little help about this ?



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#2 Thierry BERNARD


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:15 PM


Mei yoshū jū shôami-saku

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#3 Sly


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:33 PM

Thanks Thierry !


Any idea of what is written on the kanteisho beside the mei, on the left ?

Is it an information on the maker ?

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#4 Shugyosha


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:14 PM

Hi Sylvain,


No, it's a description of the tsuba:


撫角形            Nade Kaku Gata                        elongated square shape

鉄槌目地        Tetsu tsuchime Ji                        hammered iron ground

刻印打込         Kizamu Jirushi uchi komu           including cut, hammered, stamp 

打返耳            Uchi kaeshi mimi                          hammered back rim.


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#5 MauroP


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:40 AM

Hi, I think 刻印打込 reads koku ́in uchikomi.

The main description is: 打込紋散図鐔 - uchikomi-mon chirashi (no) zu tsuba.

Bye, Mauro

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