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YASUCHIKA FUCHI KASHIRA

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AN IMPORTANT SET OF FUCHI KASHIRA ( HILT FITTINGS FOR THE HANDLE OF A JAPANESE SWORD KOSHIRAE ) BY ONE OF THE NARA SANSAKU ( THREE GREAT NARA SCHOOL MASTERS.

Signed : YASUCHIKA, Edo Period ( Late 17th-Early 18th Century )

Setsumei : The Brass migakiji ground in decorated Gold, Shibuichi, Shakudo and copper takazogan and kebori with Carp (Koi ) and aquatic plant’s in a stream signed YASUCHIKA.

This set is accompanied by a very old certificate of registration as a Juyo Tosogu ( Important Sword Fitting ) issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai ( Society for the preservation of the Japanese Art Sword. )
The set are in perfect condition and colour. Out of Yasuchika works this is one of his Master Pieces.

Born the son of a Shonai Clansman, Tsuchiya Yasuchika (1670-1744 ) studied under Shoami Chinkyu and married his daughter before moving to Edo at the age of thirty-four and studying under Nara Toshimasa. He took the tonsure in 1730 and was named To-u. He is known as one of the Nara Sansaku ( Three great Nara-school Masters ) along with Nara Toshinaga and Sugiura Joi. The Carp ( Koi ) in the stream was one of Yasuchika's favourite design's which he used on a number of Tsuba and Fuchi - Kashira.

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