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Gunbai Uchiwa  Ventaglio da battaglia
Gunbai UchiwaWar fan Muromachi to Momoyama period, 16th centuryLacquered wood and bamboo, 46 x 21 cmLenght: 50 cm The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the batter field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.Early gunbai were rather simple, with sober decoration. This one, as most of those from the Muromachi period, has a rather small flat area and a long bamboo handle in order to be easily used on...

 A Sukekuni Shinto KatanaSamurai sword in koshirae DATEEarly Edo period, circa 1660CERTIFICATENBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TōkenNAGASA [lenght]: 69.4 cmMOTOHABA2.4cm SORI1.6 cmSUGATA [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, enlongated chu-kissaki (4,5 cm)KITAE [forging pattern]: thick ko-itameHAMON[temper line]:dai gunome midare mixed with choji midareNAKAGO[tang]: O-suriage (shortened about 8cm) with original Sujichigai Yasurime  file marks and newly added Kiri yasuri on the suriage part; two mekugi-ana  MEI...

Hizen, Nabeshima official kiln Dish with karatuuri (melon) designLate 17th/early 18th centuryPorcelain decorated with cobalt blu underglaze and red fruits Diameter 15.2 cmNabeshima ware was made at Okawachi near Arita in Kyūshū under the authority of the Nabeshima clan. The feudal lords of Nabeshima were so proud of their technological skill, that throughout the Edo period (1615-1867) they gave porcelain (and swords) as presents to the lords of other provinces. Most of Nabeshima porcelain were made between the Enpou era (1673-1681) and around 1750 have been colored with four...

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