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Kozuka with Mt. Fuji
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Kozuka with Mt. Fuji

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Mt. Fuji is executed in silver, with clouds at the lower right. Mt. Fuji is the most sacred mountain in Japan. It has long been an important site for pilgrimage and is still a popular tourist destination. On the reverse is a poem by the Japanese Confusian scholar Ogyû Sorai (1666-1728).
Date Description Narrative
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 天保庚子泰簇; [Transliteration] Tenpo kanoene taisô; [Translation] January 1840; [Signature] 春明法眼; [Translation] Haruaki Hôgen (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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1840 (Edo)
shakudo, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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