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Antique Nakago Section with a Poem carved
Antique Nakago Section with a Poem carved

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Our Price: ¥62,000


In collaboration with Iwasaki Norimitsu Sensei we are glad to offer this elegant and unique piece, perfect as a gift or for collection.

Made from a genuine antique Wakizashi blade of Edo period (1603 to 1868) and engraved by Iwasaki Sensei himself a piece of the popular Tanka (Japanese poem) from the world famous book BUSHIDO and the poem reads like:


"If someone ask about the Yamato-gokoro (Japan soul, japanese spirit), it is fragrance of the flowers of a Yamazakura (mountain cherry blossom) in the Asahi (rising sun)."

Or in a less literal translation:

"Asked about the soul of Japan, I would say that it is like a wild cherry blossoms fragrance in the morning sun."

In one face of the blade is carved the phrase“ASAHI NI NIOU” (fragrance in the morning) and in the other face instead of carving the text for “YAMAZAKURA BANA” (mountain cherry blossom), is actually were carved Sakura flowers and signed by Norimitsu Sensei.

Iwasaki Norimitsu Sensei, a famous Kinko Shi (Katana related metal craftsman) in the Kansai area of Japan, with more than 45 years of experience and several times awarded by the NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai - Society for the Preservation of Japanese arts swords). Some of his works can be appreciated in several temples of Japan.

The wood box has the entire poem on it wrote and signed by Iwasaki Sensei.

  • Total length 20 cm approx.
  • Signed fine Kiribako (paulownia wood box).
  • Since it’s a genuine Japanese blade made from Tamahagane, we recommend you to treat it with Choji Oil as a Shinken to avoid any future rust.

Due the nature and antiquity please be aware that there are some rust and scratch and this product is for collection proposes only, it can not be used for the training.

Please, be carefully since because of the specific character of the product any claim or refund requests will not be accepted.

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