<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Kaneiye Tsuba</title> <meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv="Content-Type"> <meta name="Author" content="Elliott Long"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.19088"></head> <body background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <center> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="755"> <p align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+4">KANEIYE (Mumei)</font></b></p><br> <div align="right"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" cols="3" width="70%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <center><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return to <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font></center></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td> <td width="20%"><img src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" height="200" width="180"></td></tr></tbody></table></center>&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+3">Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</font></b></td> <td align="center"><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$800.00</FONT></FONT></B></FONT></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">"Oval shaped iron tsuba with low relief design of landscape and shoreline with lantern and moon and the reverse with more landscape and mountains. It is possible that the vegetation carved was done at a later time. Both sides showing fine examples of iron on iron inlay with details inlaid in gold. The rim is beautifully done. With hammer pounded patterns, and a single hitsu-ana.<BR><BR>Though unsigned, this is a fine example by KANEIYE of Fushimi, Yamashiro Province during the Momoyama period.<BR><BR>Apart from Joshu Kaneiye there were other masters (not generations) working at the same time, each with his own identifiable signature and characteristics. It is almost certain they were Buddhist monks perhaps all from the same temple. This tsuba appears to be part of that group based on its forging technique. A very important study piece." (Haynes & Long)</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/mumei-iron1.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">7.9cm x 8.2cm x 0.30cm</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/mumei-iron1a.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> </tbody></table></center> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="200" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%"> <h2 align="center"><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus">How to Purchase this Tsuba</font></h2></td></tr> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>If you would like to know more about any items on this website, or if you are considering a purchase, please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL (<FONT color=#ff0000 size=+2> elliott@shibuiswords.com </FONT>), asking us any questions you have or what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>Or, if you would rather, you may call me (Elliott):</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"> <P align=center><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus"><B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT color=#ff0000>HOME PHONE: 503-666-2342&nbsp;&nbsp; or &nbsp;CELL PHONE: 503-754-8082</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR> </tbody></table> </center> <br><br> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center> <table border="0" cols="1" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> <p><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long</font></p></div></td></tr> <tr> <td> <div align="left"> <p></p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></center><br> <center><font color="#993300" face="Papyrus" size="+3"> <table border="0" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="center"><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return To <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Robert Haynes &nbsp; <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</a></font>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<font face="Papyrus" size="+2"><a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Email to <a href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</a></font> </td></tr></tbody></table></font></center> </body></html>