Traditional japanese metalwork
This site is dedicated to the presentation of fine japanese metalworks - especially sword fittings (tosogu) - and other fine japanese crafts. The goal is to offer high quality images of pieces with informative descriptions in order to replace in-hand study of pieces as good as possible.
If you have questions to any of the displayed items, comments, or want further images of details, feel free to contact me below or directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
New collection pieces
Updated from time to time for your enjoyment
Takase Eiju fuchigashira
Highly detailed fuchigashira in shibuichi and gold with minutely carved inlays of Yothitsune and Benkei
Ishiguro Masatsune II fuchigashira
Japanese pheasant under a flowering sakura tree - a motif of japanes espring and life itself. Signes Ishiguro Masaaki - The early signature of Nidai Ishiguro Masatsune before he took lead of the Ishiguro school