12 - 13 July 2005
Signed Yanagawa Naomasa, Edo Period (18th Century)
Shakudo nanako, with a tiger among bamboo carved in high relief with iroe zogan
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Accompanied by a Ko-shu Tokubetsu Kicho Kodogu certificate no.5509, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 23 November 1975.
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