Katana: Hishu Yashiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kinsaku kore
Ordering number : 14700
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Hishu Yashiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kinsaku kore
Tame Minamata Ju Fukuda Seiji Judai Showa Mizunoe Ne Chusyun Kichijitsu.
Explanation: Moriyoshi made this sword in 1972 for Mr. Fukuda Seiji who lives in Minamata city.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Moriyoshi belongs to Saijo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 78.8 cm or 31.02 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.83 cm or 1.50 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane : 0.95 cm or 0.37 inches.
Era : Modern times.
Shape : Wide and thick long blade. weight is 1300grams.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare, deep Nioikiuchi.
Boshi is Midarekomi, Togari shape. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji. This blade is masterpiece of Sa-Monji Utsushi.
Special feature : Tanigawa Moriyoshi, born Tanigawa Matsuyoshi at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref.
in 1920 learned under Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro and Enju Taro Nobushige. Moriyoshi forged sword
at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref. He won a reputation reviving the hamon of Kiyomaro
and designated as a Mukansa-tosho in 1985. He forged this katana in his last years.
His willingness and ability to forge sword did not drop off even in his old age.
Whole workmanship shows his unabated vigor. He passed away in 1990, aged 70.
This blade is the masterpiece of Morioyoshi's later years.
He is good at Sa-Monji and Kiyomaro Utsushi blade.
This blade has nice deep Nioikuchi and his greatest work.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,200,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)