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Katana Sword Known as "Atakigiri"

Umetada Myoju1604

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum

Koshirae means exterior equipmenrs of a sword,largely comprised of three parts,saya,tuba and tsuka. This koshirae with a vivid contrast of blue lacquered saya and gold arareji textile used to belong to a master sword called "Ataki-giri" owned by Josui Kuroda,founder of the Fukuoka Clan. It is known as the work of Myoju Umetada,a master of the Momoyama period,from the signature "Kohata Myoju"inscribed in the habaki part.

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  • Title: Katana Sword Known as "Atakigiri"
  • Creator: Umetada Myoju
  • Date: 1604
  • Physical Dimensions: 61.2 cm(Hawatari)
  • Type: Sword
  • External Link: http://museum.city.fukuoka.jp/

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