An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928
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An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928
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An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928 An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928 An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928 An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928 An Imperial Presentation tachi By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928
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An Imperial Presentation tachi
By Minamoto Yoshichika (Mori hisasuke), dated 1928
The small, elegant blade of hon-zukuri, iori-mune, koshi-zori, ko-kissaki configuration and forged in very tight ko-itame and tempered with a narrow sugu-ba hamon, with a ko-maru boshi, the tang ubu, kuri-jiri with one hole and signed and dated Minamoto Yoshichika and dated Showa san-nen chu-shu (mid-autumn 1928); one-piece silver habaki; 25 3/4in (65.5cm) long; in a shirasaya

The tachi-goshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya decorated with paulownia crests in gold hiramakie and mounted with silver hardware, the hangers bearing purple and blue doe-skin straps; the tsuka applied with white ray-skin and fitted with "tweezer" -type silver menuki carved with paulownia crests; silver fuchi-gashira; silver san-mai awase silver tsuba

With a 180-page book entitled "The Enthronement of the One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Emperor of Japan," and a silver coronation medal with gilt kiku.

Footnotes

  • The tachi in box and book along with medal were presented to perhaps fewer than twenty visiting dignitaries attending the coronation of Hirohito.
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