FUTOKOROMONO OF MT FUJI 110922

FUTOKOROMONO OF MT FUJI 110922
11.28.22 fred@nihonto.com

This is a lovely set of sword mountings consisting of a set of kozuka and menuki depicting Mount Fuji and pine trees.  The kozuka is made of deep black shakudo with a finely executed nanako background behind a beautifully carved with a snow-capped Mount Fuji with snow done in silver.  It is signed by the artist, Kanesugi Tomotsune Kao (金杉知常).  Tomotsune was a student of Naotsune (直常) of Satsuma Province who was in turn a student of Ishiguro Masatsune (石黒正恒) and Yanagawa Naomasa (柳川直政).  Tomotsune later moved to Kanda in Edo together with his master and fellow students, Tomonari (知業), Tomotoshi (知寿), and Tomotsune (友常).  He lived in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s and he was famous for his depictions of Mount Fuji.  This is a fine example of his work and skill.

This kozuka was published in 1970 on page 366 of the Tôsô Kinkô Meishû Roku.  See photos below.

The menuki are also made of deep rich shakudo with one being a silver snow-capped Mount Fuji soaring above the clouds which are made of gold, shakudo, and copper. The other shows a grove of pine trees also done in shakudo with gold highlights.

The kozuka is accompanied by NBTHK Hozon papers attesting to the validity of the signature, the condition, and quality of the work.  The menuki are not papered but would also be Hozon if submitted.  This is a lovely set in a custom made wooden box that would be a great addition to any collection.

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NBTHK HOZON CERTIFICATION PAPERS

Tôsô Kinkô Meishû Roku publication