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#1 raymondsinger

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

Just FYI, the wakizashi at auction below does not have Tokubetsu Hozon. I queried Tsuruta-san on this and the sword has only an internal (Aoi-Art) attribution to Hokke. The listing and auction page have not yet been updated to reflect the lack of a kanteisho. 

 

https://www.aoijapan...ibuted-to-hokke

 

250,000 JPY would have been a very reasonable price for a flawless wakizashi with Tokubetsu Hozon, so just issuing this warning in case someone was planning to bid (as one individual already has).

 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Good work and thanks for looking out Mr. Singer.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

Hello:

 It seems that right and left hand at Aoi Arts are often quite disconnected, not by design but by the busyness of that small shop. I recently bought and paid for a sword that had only a Fujishiro origami, not a bad thing to have by any means, but eventually along comes the sword with an entirely unannounced and freshly minted Hozon paper, saying just the same thing of course. One never know.

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#4 raymondsinger

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

Yes, agreed and I am likewise sure these are unintentional errors. With Aoi it is always best to read through the descriptions very carefully and ask if anything looks off or has been expressed in a way that is not clear. Additional examples:

 

Ju-to listed on their auction page as a 'Dewa (no) Kami Masahiro' is of course actually a Yukihiro:

https://www.aoijapan...er/auction-list

 

Item 16629 listed as a Ko-Naminohira on the katana page is actually a Ko-Uda. The individual sword detail page was eventually corrected but the listing page is still incorrect.

https://www.aoijapan...seswords/katana


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:02 PM

Yes, one bidder already has...

Appreciate the heads up.
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:24 AM

I was sucessful - I think I didn't do terribly.  My intention is to go through with the purchase, but request that the sword be submitted for Shinsa.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:31 AM

Nevermind

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:52 PM

I was sucessful - I think I didn't do terribly.  My intention is to go through with the purchase, but request that the sword be submitted for Shinsa.

Thats a solid tight healthy blade - i suspect in more "traditional" koshirae it would have started at a higher price.

I personally wouldn't need more than AOI's estimation but either way enjoy - nice purchase  :)


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:10 PM

The Koshirae reminds me on a modern SiFi style. I like it very much.

Very nice purchase!


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

ok im fuzed Chris link me to modern sifi style

 

 

this one?

 

https://www.aoijapan...642koshirae.jpg


Edited by Stephen, 01 February 2017 - 05:21 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

Its been a while, but the sword has come back from shinsa, Hozon token, attributed to Mihara.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

Then their attribution was not far off, Hokke and Mihara are both associated with sword production in Bingo. Was the attribution Mihara only (rather than Ko-Mihara or Sue-Mihara)? If just Mihara, this indicates Chu-Mihara and skews the sword a bit later than Aoi suggested, perhaps early Muromachi rather than Nambokucho. 


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:52 PM

I don't have the paper in hand, but in the email only Mihara was mentioned. Once I have the paper I'd be more than glad to post it up.
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