Aizu Shoami

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Iron plate tsuba in IRI mokkogata shape. A large mask of an ONI used in a Noh play is very well carved and is iron on iron inlay. On the opposite side, an inlaid silver moon. There appears to be traces of gold inlay but what this represents is unknown.

A very large and sturdy piece by the Aizu Shoami school. Dates to the very early Edo period, possibly late Momoyama.

Early NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho origami with Hosokawa stamp dated 1966 attributed to Aizu Shoami school.
9.71cm x 9.50cm x 0.32cm

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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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