Ordering number : 21350
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hishu Yatsushiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kisaku Kore(Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa Mizunoe-Ne Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Explanation: Minamoto Moriyoshi (Mukansa ranking) made this sword in Showa 47,(1972).
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 73.7 cm or 29.0 inches.
Sori : 2.0cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.86 cm or 1.51 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Kasane : 0.81cm or 0.31 inches.
The weight of the sword 1035 grams.
Era : Modern 1972
Shape : The blade is very wide and thick
with rather deep sori and very long Kissaki. gorgeous healthy blade.
Jigane : Itame-Hada, Jinie attached beautiful blackish Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki deep Nioikuchi Gunome Midare. Ashi, Sunagashi, Kinsuji worked.
Boshi: Midarekomi style sharp round shape.
Special feature:Minamoto Moriyosi is a Mukansa swordsmith, especially for
the Kiyoomaro copy. In 1920, he started making Japanese
swords in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture. 1934
(Showa 9) He introduced to Kongo Heiei Moriei and
Moritaaka Yasuhiro and learned from Enjyu Shigetaro His
teacher, Kongo Hyuei school, used the word “Mori” for
generations and renamed it Minamoto Moriyoshi in 1940. In
1941, he received Enjyu Nobutsugu from his master, but
soon after the end of the war, he stopped swordsmithing.
A sword was made in 1952 (Showa 52) after the war, and
has been exhibited continuously since the 1st sword
making contest. At the Jaoanese sword exhibiton, he has
received numerous awards such as the Agency for Cultural
Affairs Commissioner’s Award (twice), the Mainichi
Newspaper Award, the NBTHK Museum Chairman’s Award,
the Kunshan Award (twice), and the Kanzan Award.
Obtained the qualification of Mukansa swordsmith in 1985
(Showa 60). Especially in the copy of Minamoto Kiyomaro,
it is an unrivaled swordsmith.
Tsuba: Large Mokko iron Tsuba with openwork. Tenpo style Tsuba.
Saya: Black color.
Menuki: Shishi dogs with Naginata is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Tanigawa Moriyoshi, who left many
masterpieces as Mukansa, continued to produce Sosyu
Bizewn den and was evaluated as Mukansa swordsmith in
1985. His sword Jigane is made of homemade iron and made
of unique Tamahagane, so unlike normal Jigane, there are
many works with thick Jinie and chikei, which is thought to
be a copy of Kiyomaro. Is well-kneaded and produced. In
particular, the long Kinsuji who works in Hamon is powerful,
and the disturbed Gunome midare who works in the long
Kissaki makes Kinsuji feel the same power. He was a good
swordsmith. Please buy this wonderful work by all means.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY-.