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#1 Livio 3rd

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:26 AM

Greetings,

 

A recent acquisition, this tsuba was said to be Higo. That fits for me, but does anyone have any literature regarding a Nagatoshi tsubako, from Higo or elsewhere, fitting this style? The location inscription looks like a town name (doesn't match any of the old provinces.) Hawley's list of town names doesn't have a match for this. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance for any guidance,

 

Lee

 

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#2 Curran

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:21 AM

Efu ju ?:  As in from Edo.

 

Not Higo. Nor Hizen.


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#3 Livio 3rd

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:47 AM

Thank you. Comparing this with some online mei examples with "Efu Ju" confirms that likelihood. Interesting that the location characters are more legible in my photo than on the tsuba (reverse of the usual) where the surface is a bit rough. Any other info, anyone, on an Efu Nagatoshi would be appreciated.

 

Thank you,

 

Lee


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#4 Hinawaju

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:51 AM

Hi,

Efu ju Tatsutoshi.

 


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#5 Livio 3rd

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 03:26 PM

That does square with examples I now find (though designed/decorated differently). I had discounted Tatsu/Toki, thinking the rendered character was closer to the formal Kanji for more commonly used Naga. I should have looked for examples of that reading.

Thank you again,

Lee

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#6 Curran

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:01 PM

 I had discounted Tatsu/Toki, thinking the rendered character was closer to the formal Kanji for more commonly used Naga. I should have looked for examples of that reading.

 

I've made that mistake many times. Thank you to Guy for the correct reading.


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#7 raiden

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:33 PM

Maybe try "Kofu ju Tatsutoshi"



#8 MauroP

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

江府 reads Kōfu, but Efu is a "popular" way of reading, as far as I know perfectly legitimate. Anyway the meaning is just Edo.

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