18 March 2008
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Three Hamano-School Kozuka, a Goto School Kozuka, two Mito School Kozuka and a Haruaki School Kozuka
Edo period (18th-19th century), the first inscribed Zui'undo Hamano Naoyuki, the second inscribed Noriyuki and sealed, the third inscribed Ichijo, the fifth inscribed Ichijosai Yoshiaki and kao, the seventh inscribed Haruaki hogen and kao
The first a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka with Jo holding a rake beneath a pine tree in taka-bori, shishiai-bori and gold taka-zogan; the second a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka with Shoki in taka-bori and gold zogan; the third a shakudo nanako-ji kozuka with warriors exiting a castle in iroe taka-zogan; the fourth a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka carved with Fudo Myo-o standing under a waterfall in iroe taka-zogan, taka-bori and shishiai-bori; the fifth a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka with Amagoi Komachi in iroe taka-zogan and shishiai-bori; the sixth a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka with Fujin getting a massage in iroe taka-zogan and shishiai-bori; the seventh a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka with a warriors before a bird house in iroe taka-zogan
3¾in. (9.6cm.) long each approx. (7)
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