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This is a precious and extravagant spear which has a relief of the grand dragon,the incarnation of a B uddhism deity,on its blade that is about 80cm long and its hilt is covered with mother-of-pearl inlay. It is said that Tahei Mori,a vassal of the Kuroda family, was given this spear by Masanori Fukushima,a w arlord,in return of drinking up from a huge vessel. It is a famous episode that is applied to "Kurodabushi," a folk song.

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  • Title: Grand Spear Nihon-go
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 321.5 cm
  • Provenance: This is a precious and extravagant spear which has a relief of the grand dragon,the incarnation of a B uddhism deity,on its blade that is about 80cm long and its hilt is covered with mother-of-pearl inlay. It is said that Tahei Mori,a vassal of the Kuroda family, was given this spear by Masanori Fukushima,a w arlord,in return of drinking up from a huge vessel. It is a famous episode that is applied to "Kurodabushi," a folk song.
  • Type: Sword
  • External Link: 福岡市博物館ホームページ

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