Description The plum tree branches depicted on the fuchi form part of a larger composition with the matching koi-guchi kanagu on the scabbard. Plums are the first flower to blossom in the spring. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 加藤十か七張る / 井上元長作; [Transliteration] Kato Jûkashichi haru / Inoue Motonaga saku; [Translation] Designed by Kato Jûkashichi / made by Inoue Motonaga
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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