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