Kozuka: (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Kikuoka Mitsumasa（Kao)
Length : 9.76cm x 1.43cm ( 3.84inches x 0.56inches)
Jidai(era) :Late Edo period.
Special feature: Shakudo plate with three goats design engraved and inlayed with gold in Suemon style. It is smooth texture design.
Kikuoka Mitsunaka was born in Houreki 9th(1759) year at Kando, Edo.
He was a student of Yanagawa Naomitsu. His brother is Mitsuyuki and his son is Mitsutoshi. He died in Bunsen 7th year(1824) at age of 66.
This kozuka It is smooth texture design.
It is plump goat design that they look like sheep at first glance.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.