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Provenance:    Robert E. Haynes
                                      Elliott D. Long
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"The first Kanshiro is said to have been a shrine priest in the province of Tamba. Later he became a retainer of the Hosokawa in Higo. He became a student of Hirata Hikozo, learning the methods of kawarigane tsuba. He lived at Yatsushiro and received a stipend from the Hosokawa.

Presented here is a mokko shape copper work with kebori carving of kiri plant on both faces. Note the small chiseled indentations used by the Nishigaki school and more in number than those used by Hikozo. It should also be noted that the first Kanshiro did not sign his work." (Long & Haynes)

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