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Wakizashi: Shitahara Ju Yamamoto Genji Terushige (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS24078

Wakizashi: Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Shitahara Ju Yamamoto Genji Terushige

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.)
This work is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Shitahara Ju Yamamoto Genji Terushige.

Habaki: Gold-plated double layer
Blade Length: 53.1 cm (20.91 in)
Curvature: 1.7 cm (0.67 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.75 cm (1.08 in)
Width at Tip: 1.92 cm (0.76 in)
Kasane: 0.58 cm (0.23 in)
Sword Weight: 465 grams (1.03 lbs)
Era: Early Edo period, around Genna era, Terushige 4th generation
Shape: Deep curvature with extended kissaki
Jigane: Well-forged koitame with beautiful Yakumo utsuri unique to Shimohara
Hamon: Nie-deki suguha with occasional gunome, returning deeply in the boshi

Features: Shitahara Ju Yamamoto Genji Terushige is said to have been a swordsmith who worked around the present-day Hachioji area.
Mr. Goto Yasutaka, who was active at the Sword Museum, conducted thorough research on Bushu Shitahara swords.
Although Bushu Shitahara swords were not highly regarded due to their simplicity, detailed studies from the Muromachi period around Daiei revealed highly evaluated works.
The blade carvings on Shitahara swords are particularly noteworthy.
Additionally, contributions to the Fussa City Local History Museum include numerous materials.

Tsuba: Mokko-gata iron tsuba with intricate perforations, Nanban tsuba
Fuchikashira: Shakudo with floral and moon designs in gold inlay
Kozuka: Autumn grasses and insects in high relief with gold inlay on the reverse side
Kogai: Floral designs in high relief with gold inlay
Saya: Umekawaha (rayskin) saya
Menuki: High relief patterns with gold inlay

Aoi Art’s Comment: This is a highly recommended piece, featuring a well-crafted koshirae and a wakizashi by Shitahara Ju Yamamoto Genji Terushige. The beautiful Yakumo Utsuri and deep curvature make this a particularly outstanding work.
This item is listed on page 204 of "Shinto Jiten" by Kanzan Oshigata.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:500,000 JPY-.

This item was sold at the auction.