8 - 9 June 2004
A SHAKUDO KOGAI
Signed Ikeda Takatoshi, Edo Period (19th Century)
Shakudo nanako, decorated with a crouching tiger in iroe takazogan, signed Ikeda Takatoshi and kao
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Ikeda Takatoshi studied under Otsuki Mitsuoki and Kano Natsuo became his pupil.
Accompanied by a Tokubetsu Hozon [Especially Worthy of Preserving] certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] of 1998.
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