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A katana | Signed Taishu [Tsushima] ju Fujiwara Kiyotoshi (Fujiwara Kiyotoshi, a resident of Tsushima Province) | Edo period, circa 1661-1673

Property from an Important Private Collection

A katana | Signed Taishu [Tsushima] ju Fujiwara Kiyotoshi (Fujiwara Kiyotoshi, a resident of Tsushima Province) | Edo period, circa 1661-1673

A katana | Signed Taishu [Tsushima] ju Fujiwara Kiyotoshi (Fujiwara Kiyotoshi, a resident of Tsushima Province) | Edo period, circa 1661-1673

Property from an Important Private Collection

A katana 

Signed Taishu [Tsushima] ju Fujiwara Kiyotoshi (Fujiwara Kiyotoshi, a resident of Tsushima Province)

Edo period, circa 1661-1673


Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, chu-kissaki

Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame hada

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Suguha in niedeki, active ashi and ha, mellowed nioikuchi

Boshi [tip]: Rounded kaeri boshi

Nakago [tang]: Iriyama-gata, one mekugi ana, the omote signed Taishu (Tsushima) ju Fujiwara Kiyotoshi (Fujiwara Kiyotoshi, a resident of Tsushima Province)

Habaki [collar]: Gold, single clad

In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]

Koshirae [mount]: The later black lacquer saya [scabbard] with ishime ground, the fuchi-kashira [hilt-band and pommel] decorated in shakudo and gilt with autumnal oak leaves and chrysanthemums, the associated round iron tsuba inlaid in gold with geometric pattern, signed Shoami


Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 75.2 cm., 29⅝ in.

Sori [curvature]: 0.9 cm., ⅜ in. 

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2.1 cm., ⅞ in. 

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 3 cm., 1¼ in. 


Accompanied by a certificate of registration as Hozon Token [Sword Worthy of Preservation], no. 379500 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword], dated Heisei 30 (2018). 

The blade and koshirae in good condition.


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