Edo period, ca. 1850
Nagasa: 38.8 cm
Motohaba 3.7 cm
Koshirae: 61 cm
The blade in hirazukuri, with bohi and horimono with votive inscriptions.
Nakago with three mekugi-hana and machi-okuri, mumei
Tsuba, menuki and fuchi-kashira in finely crafted copper with toad motif. Saya in a rare green lacquer, simulating a pond, with hiramaki-e designs using mother-of-pearl to draw water lilies and ripples on the water.
Copper and lacquered iron canes on the kojiri and a shakudo toad as kurigata. High-quality kogatana with snail figures, signed.
The use of copper for kodogu during the Edo period is typical of Nara artists.
Inventory Nr: 3004