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Sword traveling-case with Gion-mamori crest

Unknown19th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

In the Edo period, when the daimyos (feudal lords) traveled back and forth between Edo (Tokyo) and their domains for Sankinkotai system (daimyo's alternate-year residence in Edo), the cases for carrying treasured swords were prepared. They were made strong and applied with elaborate decorations.
This sword case is decorated with gold Maki-e designs of the family crest ‘Gion-mamori’ and an arabesque pattern on the lacquered surface, which is a typical design of sword cases.

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  • Title: Sword traveling-case with Gion-mamori crest
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: lemgth 97.5cm d.11.6cm
  • Type: Arms & Armour

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