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Soshin last won the day on September 23 2018

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  • Birthday 07/16/1976

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    Silver Spring, MD USA
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    Collecting Tosogu and Nihonto
    Studying Japanese Art, Culture, History, and Buddhism

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  1. Thank Dan K. for posting photos of this year's show and Mark Jones and family for all of their efforts each year. I am planning to attend next year's Chicago show and have it marked on my calendar.
  2. Just a quick notice about the Business Liquidation Sale. Take a look and feel free to discuss politely. https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/40O20xEJ_?languageTag=en
  3. Just quick notice about the update of my personal collection website. I added photos of a new Ko-Kinkō Tsuba (古金工鐔). Take a look, enjoy, and feel free to discuss politely. https://shoutout.wix.com/so/91O20Lxp9?languageTag=en
  4. Business Inventory Liquidation Sale! Click the link to find great deals. Collectors and dealers all are welcome. Moving forward notices for updates to this website will only be done once a month. Many of Japanese swords and fittings will be for sale at the upcoming Chicago Area Japanese Collectables and Sword Show. Check it here for more information: Chicago Japanese Samurai Sword Show - Show (chicagoswordshow.com). Feel free to discuss politely. https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/c2N-hsk9S?languageTag=en
  5. Notice about the update of the personal collection website. Moving forward notices for updates to the website will only be done once a month. Feel free to discuss politely. https://shoutout.wix.com/so/fcN-hp9FE?languageTag=en
  6. About this issue, I was told the same thing Tom said above that all work on the books was stopped because of his heart attack a few years ago.
  7. The closing price of $280 sounds reasonable to me... I really cannot see any detail in the photos (this is likely a good thing). LOL
  8. Hello Mark S., Normally don't do this but you sent a PM as Mr Kunio Izuka was my Japanese sword teacher as being a member of the New York Token Kai. I looked up examples of the 1st generation Omi no Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro work and found a few examples that match very well with your sword's signature. I am looking at them on page 185 of SHINTO-MEIKAN by Markus Sesko. This sword I think would be worth sending it to shinsa.
  9. Just to let everyone know. I have formally updated the Rain Dragon Fine Arts website (www.raindragonfinearts.com) about the business inventory liquidation sale. One tsuba (Sword Handguard (Tsuba) with Gold Cloisonné Inlays | Rain Dragon Fine Art (raindragonfineartandantiques.com) and all non-sword related Japanese fine art has been marked down 50% for quick sale. With this deep of a discount on additional reduction in the price are possible and all sales are final. The general public as well as art dealers are welcome. Below are few examples of the sale items that are offered a deep discount. Thank you.
  10. Hi Dan, Payment received. I am shipping out this morning and will send you the tracking number after shipment.
  11. Just a quick notice about the update of the Tsuba Otaku website. Take a look and enjoy. Feel free to discuss politely. https://shoutout.wix.com/so/9dN_DEolz?languageTag=en
  12. I cannot attend this year, but I fully recommend going to this show if you have the chance. Mark and family always do a great job with the setup and running of this show in my opinion. I hope to be able to attend next year.
  13. Hello Dan C., The brass tsuba is still available for sale. Sorry I did not notice your reply until today. I was busy with work and preparing for the Baltimore Antique Gun Show next weekend and have been busy. Please send me an email at info@raindragonfinearts.com. Once I get you email that you use for PayPal I will send you a invoice for $50 plus the PayPal fee and shipping cost. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your business.
  14. Thanks everyone, I sold two things during the first week of the business inventory liquidation sale. I am open to offers on the two remaining items as well as these items need to be sold. Because I am listing these items at the price, or below what I paid for them I need to add the cost of PayPal fee and shipping. Let me know if you have any questions. Please contact me via primate message or via email at info@raindragonfinearts.com. Thank you.
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