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  1. koshirae is not made by him "Iimura Kasyo: He was born at Meiji 34, November 3rd. After that he studied under the Honami Ko-son and also a son of the Miyata Kiyonobu for making Koshirae and fittings. He got the Yusyu syo prize, Ministry of Edocation prize, The best honor president prize at the war time. He also published Tken Yoran, Shinto taikan and also Shinshinto taikan. He made many Koshirae but in case of high ranking Koshirae, he put the name on the Koshirae like this item. The Koshirae is the top ranking sold gold Koshirae and it is well matched for Gassan Sadakatsu."
  2. Signature says 藤原宗長 Fujiwara Munenaga, several smiths with that name, without seeing more of blade hard to tell more
  3. Interesting variation, looks almost it has some ko-Umetada influence
  4. The kiri mon is the mon of the Toyotomi clan, now used as the emblem of the Japanese Government.
  5. I think is safe to say late Muromachi/Momoyama. I have one which probably comes from same school or even author.
  6. Welcome, me and Francesco were in your shop few weeks ago and had a great time with Karita Naoji san and his wife. Manuel
  7. EMURA (江村), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Okayama – “Chōunsai Emura saku” (長運斎江村作), “Emura saku” (江村作), “Bishū Chōunsai Emura saku” (備州長運斎江村作), “Doshū Chōunsai Emura saku” (土州長運斎江村作). Emura came originally from Kōchi (高知) what was the former Tosa province and was from aroud 1940 onwards the head of a prison in Okayama (岡山). He returned to Kōchi in 1943. His gō was Chōunsai (長運斎). In the prison, he operated a forge and a kind of swordmaking school that trained several students. These students in turn worked from time to time as daisaku-daimei for him. It is said that he was a self-taught swordsmith and we know reports that mention that his blades were polished by prisoners. He signed the left radical (氵) of the character for E (江) as curve like ( and the character for mura often like the hiragana syllable o (お). Emura died in 1960.
  8. Thank you very much Steve! Quite interesting i never heard of a fuigo company before, i always thought this kind of things would be artigianal made, you never stop learning
  9. During my last trip to Japan i bought at a flea market a small fuigo, dated Taisho era. It has other writings and stamps but i'm having trouble translating them, so if someone can help me maybe i can also figure out who was using this before.
  10. The signature seems TERUHIDE (輝秀) not NOBUHIDE to me
  11. SOLD pending hand delivery
  12. I will be in Tokyo from april 25th to april 30th, sure will be good to meet up (even in the case the tsuba will be sold before that )
  13. Thank you Chris, indeed is really nice example of that motif, i sell it just cause i need some extra money for my trip to Japan, but if it stays unsold i will be happy to keep it
  14. Akasaka iron tsuba, sukashi plate depicting a bell cricket on a fern frond. High skilled sukashi on beautiful iron, comes with Sato Kanzan hakogaki attributing it to Akasaka Tadatoki. I found a pretty identical one published on "Tsuba 100 shi Kougei zuan by Yoshikuni Okuma" and another with NBTHK certificate to Akasaka. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CERTIFICATE IS NOT OF THIS TSUBA AND OF COURSE NOT INCLUDED Hakogaki: 赤坂 鈴蟲透 鐔 Akasaka Bell cricket sukashi tsuba 丸形鉄地透彫 無銘赤坂忠時 昭和己酉年初冬 寒山誌 Maru gata, iron, sukashi bori Mumei Akasasa Tadatoki Beginning of winter 1969 Written by Kanzan Dimensions: 70.5x68.3 mm Thickness:5.5 mm Price 600€ plus Paypal fees and shipping
  15. Seems to me 左近将監藤原盛綱作 Sakon shogen Fujiwara Moritsuna saku
  16. Masa...or "sho" since Shoami is written 正阿弥
  17. No problem, i will also send you a pdf, is all in Japanese, but i think that can help you
  18. I think you should ask Markus Sesko, that part is took from his book, here's the english version: "Myōshin´s first name was „Hikoichi“ (彦一 or 彦市). The sword publication „Shintō-bengi“ (新刀弁疑) lists Myōshin as the son of Myōju with the first name „Hikojirō“ (彦次郎), which was the hereditary first name of the Umetada family" there's actually a Umetada Yoshinobu (from Sesko's swordsmiths list): YOSHINOBU (吉信), 1st gen., Kan´ei (寛永, 1624-1644), Yamashiro – “Yamashiro no Kuni-jū Umetada Yoshinobu” (山城国住埋忠吉信), “Yamato no Daijō Yoshinobu” (大和大掾吉信), real name Umetada Hikobei (埋忠彦兵衛), he is also listed with the first name Hikoichi (彦市), he was the second son of Umetada Shigeyoshi (重義) and it is said that he studied under Umetada Myōju (埋忠明寿), he was first and foremost an excellent horimono artist and rarely forged own blades, the jigane is a dense ko-itame with ji-nie, the hamon is a gunome mixed with midare in ko-nie-deki with much nie and a wide nioiguchi, jō-saku
  19. I just bought a tsuba that might give some fuel to the topic, it appears a copper based alloy (bronze maybe?) tsuba that shows evident signes of casting inside the petals sukashi, but inside the nakago and kozuka ana is smooth as being cut. Thickness is quite thin, 3mm, and overall dimension is around 60mm In my opinion is a genuine Muromachi piece.
  20. For sure is a bell cricket, a description i found in Japanese say is a wave, but it could well be a fern frond
  21. Thanks, i'm really pleased with this tsuba too, great workmanship here. There's one pretty identical published on "Tsuba 100 shi Kougei zuan by Yoshikuni Okuma"
  22. Thank you Steve, much appreciated. So should be winter of 1969? As reward i post some pictures of the tsuba
  23. I figured out Akasaka, bell cricket sukashi tsuba Round shape iron.... Mumei Akasaka Tada..... Showa.... Signature of Sato Kanzan
  24. I wish someone could help me to translate this hakogaki, i figured out most but still not all. Thanks to anyone will help ​
  25. at the end i bought the one Stephen suggested
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