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Katana „Dewa no kami Minamoto Mitsuhira“

Price: $8,500

Katana „Dewa no kami Minamoto Mitsuhira“

Type - Katana

Certificate - NBTHK

Period – Keian (1648-1652) and  Meireki (1655-1658)

Province - Musashi

Master -  Dewa no kami Minamoto Mitsuhira (出羽守源光平)

Mei:  Bushū edo jō nin Dewa no kami Minamoto Mitsuhira (武州江城人出羽守源光平)

Nagasa – 60.1cm

Motohaba – 3.1cm

Sakihaba – 2.1cm

Motokasane – 0.7cm

Sakikasane – 0.5cm

Sori – 1.3cm

Source and Rating:

W.M.  Hawley – 60 -  MIT46 ;

Fujishiro  - Jo saku, S421 

Toko Taikan - ¥6M – 610

Information:

The Ishido school originated at the Sekido Temple in Omi Province around the Kanei period (1624). From there the smiths went to various sections of the country to found branch Ishido schools. Some went to Kii Province and came to be known as the Kishi Ishido. Later Tameyasu led this group to Osaka. Other smiths of this school went to Edo, the most famous of these being Ishido Korekazu. Mitsuhira was one of the students of Korekazu.

The Ishido school smiths were best known for their ability to make swords in the Bizen tradition of the Ichimonji school. They were well known for their hamon, a robust choji midare that sometimes reached the shinogi. Their works often had fine utsuri and the best works are often mistaken for true Ichimonji works. One distinctive feature that differs from the Ichimonji school is that the hada in the shinogi ji is masame whereas in the Ichimonji school of the Koto period it would be itame. Another difference is that in Ichimonji swords the outstanding midare patterns would keep their exuberance into the boshi while the boshi of the Ishido School tend to be of a quieter and shallower midare pattern.

Mitsuhira is now thought to have been the older brother of Tsunemitsu. He worked around the middle of the 17th century. His family name was Heki. He received the title of Dewa no Kami and was later known as Dewa Nyudo. He is famous for his choji hamon and both he and Korekazu are credited with the revival of the Bizen tradition in the Shinto period. His choji can be distinguished from the other Ishido smiths in that his was shaped more in a fukuro-choji form (sack-shape choji). This is one of the few points that separate his works from the works of his brother Tsunemitsu.

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