Set of Tosogu:Menuki, Kozuka, Kogai
(NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Mitokoromono of The Tale of Genji, Ukifune.
Mei (Signature):Teijo Saku Mitsutaka(Kao)
Length:9.76cm x 1.43cm(3.84inches x 0.56inches)
Special feature:Shakudo Nanako plate, Ukifune chaper in The Tale of Genji is engraved with gold and silver colors. There is Fukumikin on the back.
Mei(Signature):Teijo Saku Mitsutaka(Kao)
Length:20.8cm x 1.23cm(8.18inches x 0.48inches)
Special feature:Shakudo Nanako plate, Ukifune chaper in The Tale of Genji is engraved with gold and silver colors. There is Fukumikinon the back.
*Fukumikin:thin gold plate on the back of Kozuka or Kogai, for the purpose of decoration, a method of decoration used especially by Goto family.
Length 1: 3.67cm x 1.42cm(inches x inches)
Length 2: 3.74cm x 1.59cm(inches x inches)
Special feature:Shakudo plate, Ukifune chaper in The Tale of Genji is engraved with gold and silver colors.
Jidai(era):Early Edo period.
Explanation: A masterpiece made by 7th generation of the Goto family, Teijo, judged by 10th Renjo with Origami, and Kiwame-Mei engraved by 13th Enjo Mitsutaka. Besides, in 1840, a small piece of paper which says”There is nothing wrong with the old paper(origami) in 1696″ was added and it became just perfect.
From Aoi Art:The theme of Mitokoromono is a chapter “Ukifune” from The Tale of Genji, stories after the death of the leading character “Hikaru Genji”. Ukifune, a princess who is seesawing between Genji’s son Kaoru and his friend Niou, finally is taken to the Island of Tachibana by Niou on the drifting boat. On the boat they share the poems of their heart, Niou composes”No matter how much time goes by, my heart will always by your side.” and Ukifune composes back “If so, what will happen to me, this myself like a drifting boat, on which we are now riding.”
One of the best and most popular scene of the Tale of Genji was engraved deeply with skills and dignity of Goto family. There are the greatest quality as Mitokoromono, the fascinating theme, and the methods and skills to describe the theme perfectly on this work. We can truly recommend this Mitokoromono for you.
NBTHK Juyo Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.