Description A large chrysanthemum with leaves dominates the kashira. Each menuki is in the shape of chrysanthemums with a traditionally bound book. An inscription in ink on the end of tsuka implies the sword was mounted in Asakusa, Tokyo. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [inscription] In ink on tsuka: 大日本東京赤坂 [ ] [ ]; [Transliteration] Dainihon Tokyo Akasaka [ ] [ ]
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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