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Short sword (wakizashi) with stained wood saya with dragonflies and cicada (includes 51.1227.1-51.1227.5)
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Short sword (wakizashi) with stained wood saya with dragonflies and cicada (includes 51.1227.1-51.1227.5)


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Description Stained wood saya with two dragonflies in gold and shibuichi and a cicada in copper and gold. Shakudo tsuba with gold detail and inscription. Gold habaki and seppa. Rest of mounting of shibuichi, gold, silver, and copper. Sentoku kozuka with inscription on blade. Blade with ken and a dragon.
Inscriptions [Signature] Nakagawa Issho; [Transcription] Hizen (no) kuni Tadayoshi; [Transcription] Meiji shinbi moka Tofuboku [ ][ ] Teikan; [Translation] Tadayoshi of Hizen province; [Translation] Mid-summer Meiji 4 (1871) by Tofuboku(?) [ ][ ] Teikan
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1857-1862 (late Edo; Meiji)
Medium
Stained wood, steel, shakudo, gold, sentoku, silver, copper, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1227
Measurements
26 11/16 in. (67.8 cm) (l.) mounted wakizashi
Geographies
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
  • Tsuyama (Place of Origin)
  • Hizen (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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