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Kozuka with design of sailboats, pines, masts, castle wall and look-out tower (yagura)

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Signed

Kazakoshiyama no fumoto Nagahime-shi ni oite Kayo no ju Yumeiken Masahiro kore o horu nari, with a kao [Yumeiken Masahiro of Kai Province carved this in Nagahime City at the foot of mount Kazakoshi] 風越山麓長姫於市甲陽住有明軒正弘(花押)彫之也

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.986

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor