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Long Sword Blade ("Katana")


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The sword of the fierce Buddhist deity Fudo Myo-o slays passions; his noose ensnares beings who do not pay him homage.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Inscribed: bizen (no) kuni ju osafune yosazaemonjo sukesada saku; [Translation] Made by Yosazaemonjo Sukesada, of Osafune, Bizen province.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1534 (Muromachi)
Medium
steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1259.1
Measurements
Full blade including metal hilt: L: 34 5/16 in. (87.1 cm)
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