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Japanese Swords and Accessories

Etchu Province, in modern-day Toyama Prefecture, was once an important center of swordmaking, producing outstanding swordmakers. These included Norishige, said to have been a senior fellow apprentice of Masamune, and Go no Yoshihiro, who was considered one of Japan’s three greatest swordsmiths according to the Tokugawa shogunate’s sword records. Swordmakers of the Uda School were also active in this area during the Muromachi period (1336–1573). The items on display from the museum’s collection include swords made by swordmakers from Etchu Province, to help demonstrate what makes these swords so special.

刀 虎徹

(Important Cultural Property)Long Sword, Signature on handle / Swordsmith name: Sukenari

刀 虎徹

(Important Cultural Property)Long Sword, Signature on handle / Swordsmith name: Tsugutada

刀 虎徹

(Important Cultural Property)Long Sword, Signature on handle / Swordsmith name: Sanemori

脇指 無銘 正宗 

Unsigned Wakizashi Sword by MasamuneLate Kamakura Period (Late 13th to Early 14th C., Important Cultural Property)

刀 虎徹

Katana Sword by KotetsuEdo Period (17th to 19th C., Important Cultural Property)

刀 虎徹

(Important Cultural Property)Long Sword, Signature on handle / Swordsmith name: Yoshiie

太刀 銘 備前国包平作

Tachi Sword Signed “Bizen no Kuni Kanehira-Saku” (“Made by Kanehira of Bizen Province”), Late Heian Period (Late 12th C.)

脇指 銘 長谷部国信 

Wakizashi Sword Signed “Hasebe Kuninobu,” Mid Nanbokucho Period (14th C.)

短刀 銘 村正 

Tantou Sword Signed “Muramasa,” Late Muromachi Period (15th to 16th C.)

短刀 銘 ■正 

Tantou Sword Signed “__-Masa,” Late Muromachi Period (15th to 16th C.)

黒蝋色塗三ツ巴紋散

Itomaki Tachi Koshirae Featuring Black Lacquered Saya Scabbard with Mitsudomoe Crests in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

金梨子地葵紋散蒔絵鞘糸巻太刀拵

Itomaki Tachi Koshirae Featuring Gold Nashiji Saya Scabbard with Aoi Crests in Maki-eEarly Edo Period (17th C.)

梅図鐔 銘 吟松亭東明 (花押)

Tsuba Handguard with Plum Blossom Design, Signed “Ginshotei Tomei” (Written Seal)Late Edo Period (Early to Mid 19th C.)

粟穂図大小縁頭銘 一斎東明 (花押)

Large and Small Fuchigashira End Caps with Millet Ear Design, Signed “Issai Tomei” (Written Seal)Late Edo Period (Early to Mid 19th C.)

横山大観 「雨餘」 

After Rain by Yokoyama Taikan, 1941

川合玉堂「秋径懸瀑図」

Waterfall and Bridge in the Autumn Forest by Kawai Gyokudo

棟方志功「大慈航観世音菩薩図」

Buddhist Goddess of Mercy by Munakata Shiko

黒田辰秋 「乾漆十二稜扁壺」

Flattened Jar, Dried Lacquer, Twelve-Ridged by Kuroda Tatsuaki

三代 徳田八十吉 「れい明」

Reimei (Dawn) by Tokuda Yasokichi III1995

古染付芙蓉花鳥文大鉢

Large Bowl, Fuyo-style, Birds and Flower Pattern, Old Sometsuke