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Yoshioka – Chrysanthemum

Kozuka: Yoshioka “Chrysanthemum”

Signature/mei: unsigned

Material: shakudo, gold, silver

Era/jidai: Edo

Dimension: 97.6 x 14.4 mm

NBTHK: Hozon (Mumei Yoshioka) from 2002

Custom made quality kiri box with cushion

Price: €890 / $980 / ¥140000

Kozuka from the Yoshioka school of sword fitting artist with the motif of a chrysanthemum arrangement.
On the shakudo-nanako base we see a chrysanthemum flower arrangement which is also made of shakudo and accented with gold (iroe) and silver.

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Kaga – Cricket

Kozuka: Kaga “Cricket”

Signature/mei: unsigned

Material: shakudo, shibuichi, gold

Era/jidai: Edo

Dimension: 98.7 x 14 mm

NBTHK: Hozon (Kaga)

Custom made high quality kiri box with cushion

Price: €1000 / $1100 / ¥160000

Kozuka from the Kaga school of sword fitting artist with the motif of a cricket. The cricket is made of gold and inlaid using a technique called hira-zogan, for which the Kaga school is famous.
A decoration is added to the front which seems to be made from shibuchi that gives the kozuka a nice balance.
Together with this tsuba it would make a wonderful set.

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Heron – Goto Kenjo

Kozuka: Heron in water with flowers

Signature/mei: Goto Masatsugu + kao

Goto Kenjo – 7. Generation Goto mainline

Material: shakudo nanako plate with gold and silver iore

Era/jidai: early Edo period

Dimension: 9.7 cm x 1.4 cm

Price: €790 / €880

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Here we have kozuka from Kenjo (Masatsugu), the 7th generation of the Goto mainline. He lived from 1586 to 1663 and was the third son of Goto Tokujo, the 5th generation of the main Goto line.

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Ikebana scissors – Goto Kanjo

Kozuka: Ikebana scissors

Signature/mei: Mitsusuke (Goto Kanjo)

Material: shakudo with very fine nanako, scissors in shakudo, iroe in copper silver and gold

Era/jidai: middle Edo period

Dimension: 9.9 cm x 1.5 cm

Custom kiri box with cushion

Price: €1500 / $1700

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This very fine kozuka was made by Goto Kanjo, the eldest son of Goto Mitsumasa (Jujo) the 12th generation Goto mainline.
Kanjo was also called Tadakichi and later Sadakichi, lived in Edo and died on the 7th February 1798.

Ikebana scissors is a rarely seen design on tosogu in general, but for Goto even more as it’s far from typical Goto designs. Even if the design isn’t typical for Goto, the kozuka has a strict Goto feeling which might be due to the superb nanako which covers the whole kozuka (only the backside has no nanako). The accurate placed scissors is perfectly aligned with the edge of the kozuka, which also gives the impression of a strict formal Goto design. The scissors and the aster branch rise high above the base plate and are of outstanding quality. Some water drops are inlaid in gold and silver.
All in all this is a very rare kozuka and well suited for an ikebana artist or enthusiast.

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Hotei sleeping on bag

Kozuka: Hotei sleeping on his bag

Signature/mei: Hidefusa

Material: shibuichi with kiriba and katakiriba

Dimension: 10.0 cm x 1.44 cm

Price: €250 / $280 / ¥40000

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Silver heron

Kozuka: Heron next to river

Signature/mei: Furukawa Tsuneyoshi/Jochin (with Kao)

Era/jidai: late Edo

Material: silver

Dimension: 9.74 cm x 1.42 cm

Price: €320 / $350 / ¥50000

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