Tachi [Musashi-ju-Kuniie] Mukansa

¥ 1,600,000

Stock number:KA-120521

Paper(Certificate):Mukansa,Tokyo Prefecture as a Preserver of Intangible Cultural Properties
Country・Era:Tokyo・Showa era 1988

Blade length(Cutting edge): 75.6cm
Curve(SORI): 2.7cm
Width at the hamachi(Moto-Haba): 3.50cm
Thickness at the Moto-Kasane: 0,89cm
Wide at the Kissaki(Saki-Haba): 2.80cm
Thickness at the Saki-Kasane: 0.60cm
Habaki:One parts, gold foil Habaki
Sword tang(Nakago):Unaltered,Sujikai file pattern

Rivet Holes(Mekugiana): 1

Shape(Taihai): Chu-kissaki,Shinogizukuri,Iorimune
Jigane(Hada):Ko-itame
Temper patterns(Hamon):Juka-choji
Temper patterns in the point(Bohshi): Midare then Ko-Maru round tip
Registration Card: Tokyo

【Additional Information】

Yoshihara Shoji (Kuniie) was born in 1945 and lives in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo.
He is a younger brother of Yoshihara Yoshindo and is designated as Mukansa Tosho.
He learned from his grandfather (First generation Kuniie) with his brother, and his remarkable talent blossomed after exhibiting for the first time in a Modern Master Sword Contest in 1966. He has won “the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award” three times, “NBTHK Meiyo-Kaicho Award (Honorary Chairman Award)” twice in succession, “Kunzan Award”, “Kanzan Award”, and many other awards.
He is also made a Tachi for Ise Grand Shrine, one of the most famous Shrine in Japan.
He is one of Japan’s leading swordsmiths. This sword is 2 Shaku 4 Sun 9 Bu 5 Rin (75.6cm) long.
The blade shows a wide blade and normal thickness and deep Koshizori and emulated a magnificent sword of the Fukuoka Ichimonji school during the Kamakura period.
The Jigane is a fine Ko-Itame partly mixed with Mokume, bright, silvery, and powerful.
The Hamon is quite bright and clear and shows Juka-Choji from Fukuoka Ichimonji school.
Plenty of Choji-Ashi are seen.
The Boshi line enters Midare-Komi then Ko-Maru round tip.
This work is the masterpiece of one of the most excellent swordsmith Musashi-Koku-Ju Yoshihara Shoji (Kuniie), which recreated Tachi of Kamakura period Fukuoka Ichimonji and demonstrated his skills.

[In Japanese]

吉原荘二(国家)は昭和20年生まれ、東京葛飾区住。吉原義人刀匠の弟で東京都無形文化財に指定された無監査刀匠です。祖父國家の下で兄義人と共に鍛刀を学び、昭和四十一年新作刀展に初出品して以来、兄弟揃って奇才を開花。文化庁長官賞を3度、協会名誉会長賞の連続受賞、薫山賞、寒山賞をはじめ、多くの栄誉を得て、無鑑査刀匠にまでなられた名匠です。伊勢神宮の宝太刀の製作も果たした日本を代表する刀鍛冶です。
本作刃長が二尺四寸九分五厘。身幅広く、重ね尋常に、腰反り高く、豪壮な鎌倉時代の備前福岡一文字を再現した見事な太刀です。鍛えは小板目に処々杢を交じえて詰み、精美で明るく冴えた力強い地鉄です。焼刃は匂口極めて明るく冴え、福岡一文字派の重花丁子を焼きます。刃中には丁子足が入り盛んに働きます。帽子は、そのまま乱れて込んで小丸へ返ります。本太刀は現代刀最高峰、武蔵国住吉原荘二(国家)の鎌倉時代の太刀で、備前福岡一文字を再現した同工の派手やかで美麗な入念作です。金着一重太刀はばき。

SKU: KA-120521

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