Description Emma-Ô is the king of hell who judges souls when they arrive. He is shown here leaning against a tiger. On the left is a demon. Demons serve as Emma-Ô's assistants. This kozuka includes a signed blade.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On kozuka: 藝州住; [Transliteration] Geishû sumu; [Translation] Living in Hiroshima prefecture; [Signature] On kozuka: 廣利; [Translation] Hirotoshi; [Signature] On blade: 錦龍子源国佐; [Translation] Kinryûshi Minamoto Kunisuke
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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