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Tobacco-pouch and pipecase; kagami netsuke with design of a samurai holding an offering on a sanpodai; kanamono with design of the race across the Uji River; ojime with design of waves and arrows; silver chains

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Kanamono plate signed Isshunsai Masayuki 一春齋政之


1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

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Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)


Overall: 12.4 x 8.2 x 5 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Main material: textured leather; other metals: gold silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; ivory cup for kagami netsuke (cracked); decorative technique: uchidashi; iroe takazogan




Arms and armor