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Subjectsamurai warrior
Culture: Japanese
Setting: Edo period, Japan 17th-19thc
Object: 短刀 tantō dagger








* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor [bottom]
"Mounting for a Tantō
Silver, lacquered wood, silk
Fittings inscribed by Hasaharu
Edo period, 
19th century"



* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Mounting for a Tantō  Gold, silver, copper, and silk; design of a peony blossom  Inscribed by Katsura Mitsuharu  
Taisho period, dated June 1922
This set of dagger mountings is one of the masterpieces of Katsura Kitsuharu (1871-1962), the last traditionallly trained sword mountings maker in Japan.  In addition to its superb workmanship, the set is also important because it was commissioned as an exact copy of a set of dagger mountings of the late 12th to early 13th century, which was owned by the Aso Shrine (Kumamoto prefecture) and registered as a National Treasure.  The original has been missing since the end of World War II."




* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor





* Royal Ontario Museum > Takamado Gallery of Japan




* Royal Ontario Museum > Takamado Gallery of Japan




* Royal Ontario Museum > Takamado Gallery of Japan




* Royal Ontario Museum > Takamado Gallery of Japan




* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Armor (Tatami Gusoku)" ...





* Tropenmuseum > Nederlands-Indië




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​* American Museum of Natural History > Stout Hall of Asian Peoples




* pc
> event photos