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Short sword (wakizashi) with black lacquer saya with strips of bamboo applied (includes 51.1230.1-51.1230.5)
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Short sword (wakizashi) with black lacquer saya with strips of bamboo applied (includes 51.1230.1-51.1230.5)


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Description Rough black lacquer saya with strips of bamboo applied. Mountings of shibuichi; Kozuka with inscription on blade. Gold habaki and seppa. Gold and silver menuki. Tsuka with ray skin (same) and ito-maki.
Inscriptions [Signature] Morishige; [Transcription] Ichikin(?) Nakagawa Katsuzane/Keio hei-n (hime tora) nen fuyu; [Transcription] Tenpo kyu nen inu tochu Juosai Ishiguro Masayoshi; [Translation] Ichikin(?) Nakagawa Katsuzane/Winter 1866; [Translation] Tenpo 9 (1838), year of the dog, mid winter, Juosai Ishiguro Masayoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1866 (late Edo; Nambokucho)
Medium
Black lacquer, bamboo, steel, gold, silver, shakudo, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1230
Measurements
26 3/4 in. (68 cm) (l.) mounted wakizashi
Geographies
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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