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kokyo jin

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  • Birthday 03/20/1967

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    Tsuba, Woodblock Prints, Match Safes, Higo Inlay, Komai, Shakudo, Nogawa Brass, Japanese Metalworking, Mokuhanga, Match Labels, Senjya Fuda, Iaido

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  1. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5ZcV89d8bygc2NKTi1PU2Y2cjA?usp=sharing
  2. Trying to figure out how to upload them here...
  3. Sorry for the delay. Took some new photos..
  4. Kindly assist with identification of maker, school, and estimated period of this Mumei iron Tsuba..
  5. Thank you all for the excellent inputs with extended information !! Deeply appreciated.
  6. Would appriciate your assistance in translation of this inscribed Kozuka, plus details on maker, style and topic.
  7. Can you assist with identification please? Also it would be appreciated if someone can write the Kanji for further research.
  8. It is not a Bunchin. Seems like a part used by metalsmiths for decoration of tansu or other artifacts. Such items sometimes come up on the collectors market. Attached examples of such..
  9. Found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yama_%28Buddhism_and_Chinese_mythology%29 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diyu Thanks
  10. Is this is what you are looking for...?! or is it a water wheel?
  11. What with pulling the tongue? Looks like a torture from hell... 嘘をつくと閻魔さまに舌を抜かれる
  12. It looks like Lorenzo is correct about the motif. http://img01.ti-da.net/usr/bambi/P1000052.JPG Japan issued a set of stamps on this tale: http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/timbre/cabinet/201102_007/751221.jpg?_ex=200x200&s=0&r=1
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