leather samurai helmets

An Echizen shinto katana in koshirae Signed Echizen fukui ju Yoshimichi / Watabe Jiro Bei I Yoshimichi(越前福居住吉道 / 渡部治郎兵衛吉道)Early Edo period, circa 1624-1661Blade: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TokenKoshirae: NBTHK Hozon KodoguNagasa [lenght]: 64.8 cmMotohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmMotokasane: 8 mm, sakikasane: 5 mmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, chu-kissaki.Kitae [forging pattern]: masame hada mixed with mokume hada.Hamon [tempering pattern]: hitatsura with gunome midare and o-choji. Long and clear sunagashi, ji-nie, chikei and kinsuji.Bōshi [point]: hakikake.Nakago [tang]: short...

Suji-bachi kabutoA 62-plates samurai helmet bearing the crest of the Nabeshima clan, circa 1570-1620.Signed: Myōchin NobutakaThis excellent kabuto is signed by an unrecorded Japanese armorer and is hence an important documental piece. The style and the signature suggest Nobutaka was a student of Myochin Nobuie working between 1570 and 1620; the inside of the helmet has been in fact later inscribed with the date “Tenbun 3” (1534 in Japanese calendar) to suggest this is a work from his master’s period.The inside bears also three votive inscriptions in red lacquer.The mounts...

Shikishi con iris
Sekka Kamisaka (1866-1942)Shikishi with tiger lilyPigments on paper on golden groundWith artist’s signature and seal21 x 18 cmIn this painting the lily entirely covers the small rectangular space forming a balanced and harmonious composition despite the almost total absence of empty spaces. A virtually identical work, but with the flower in a different position, is preserved at the Hosomi Museum in Kyoto.Sekka excelled in the small size works in which the different subjects are represented in full size.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese...

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