By repute, Naito and Kuroda families of Hyuga province
There are errors in the illustrations of the blades for this lot:
The full illustration of the blade at the left is an illustration of lot 28 and is not part of this lot. The nakago is the correct image for the katana and not the wakizashi. The illustration of the kissaki is correct for the wakizashi.
The full illustration of the katana blade and kissaki pictured at the right are correct. The nakago is the correct image for the wakizashi and not the katana.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Nakajima Uichi, Kunihiro taikan (Tokyo, 1954), 46.
Sato Kan'ichi (Kanzan), Horikawa Kunihiro to sono deshi (Horikawa Kunihiro and his pupils) (Tokyo: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1962).
Token bijutsu 13 (Mar. 31, 1952): 188.
Tetsu no issho, vol. 2, 83--84.
Chido Museum, Tsuruoka, 1996.5.17--30
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History, Mito, 2000.2.12